Volunteering

VSI Alliance Update 01 July 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

June News from Healthy Minds! ☀️

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” Summer is truly upon us, we hope you had a happy solstice and have some positive plans for the next couple months as we enjoy the better weather.

An opportunity to get outside more perhaps? Take the little ones out for a picnic? Take some time to nurture your creativity? 

Whatever it might be, we hope you have a summer full of wellbeing! “

Read on for all the latest…

Read newsletter here

The Healthy Minds arts and Crafts group for wellbeing is back and in person, there is feedback on the Wellbeing Trail Success, Open Mic outcomes, picnic and walks for wellbeing sessions, volunteering opportunities, news, information, booking for groups and much more!

Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!

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Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than ever.We have THREE different volunteering opportunities at Healthy Minds, one of them could be right up your street!💭 Befriending Volunteer for our Like Minds Peer Support Project, supporting a peer to improve their mental health.💭 Walk Leaders for our Walks for Wellbeing programme💭 Volunteers for our Time Out project for children and young people, helping to deliver mental health education workshops in schools.Interested? Please pop Cath an email or call/text:cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk07960 972685

Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!

     

Focus Fest – Focus 4 Hope July 2nd

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This Saturday July 2nd come to The Cock of the North in Hipperholme for Focus Fest, an evening of outdoor live music and entertainment to support Focus 4 Hope.

There will be live bands, DJ, BBQ & Pizza as well as stalls and games for all.

The event starts at 17:30.

Visit here for tickets and information

Venue : The Cock Of the North, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8EF

easyfundraising – additional funding opportunity for your organisation

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VSIAlliance are keen to support the VCSE Sector with funding ideas throughout 2022, so we have partnered with fundraising platform easyfundraising to give you the ability to earn free funding through online shopping

How does it work?Providing access to an easy, free, and low-effort way to fundraise, easyfundraising turns online purchases into free donations for your voluntary organisation, charity, CIC or third sector group. Free to sign-up and free to use, it’s an easy way to get additional funds from something everyone is already doing – shopping online.Through easyfundraising, over 6,000 online retailers including Amazon, eBay and M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, Aldi, Trainline and Argos will give your organisation a free donation when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your organisation.Getting StartedTo get started, set up a free easyfundraising page for your organisation – this only takes a couple of minutes. easyfundraising will give you lots of support to help you get up and running and raising as much as possible. You can even have a free 1-2-1 call with one of the team for a demo of the site, advice and fundraising Don’t miss out on free funding; register your organisation today.Introduction to easyfundraising – free webinarCome along to a webinar where Becky from easyfundraising will explain how it works, help you get set up and answer any questions you have.

Tuesday 28th June10am – 11.30amVia Zoom

Brighouse Charity Gala June 25th

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The Annual Brighouse Charity Gala will take place on Saturday 25th June from 12pm.

It will start with the float parade which will conclude at Wellholme park.

There will be family friendly entertainment, stalls, food and music. Many charities will have their stalls to provide information on what services they provide.

Live performances from local artists have been confirmed through Creative Music promising this to be a sizzling event!

 

The event is organised and run by local charities and volunteers.

If you would like to become involved, please visit the event’s page.

 

Brighouse Charity Gala

VSI Alliance Update 17 June 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

GGT: The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park July 3rd!

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It’s on! The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park on Sunday 3rd July!

Join this family friendly free event for a fun day out, full of many activities with something for everybody!

Take part in our fundraising races, the 2.5K fun run or the 10K Burner! These events have an entry fee starting from £6. Proceedings go to Bolton Brow PFA, one of the partner organisations producing the GGT.

A wide selection of food and drink will be on offer (including a barbeque, sandwiches, cakes, cream teas, coffee, cake and ice cream). Alternatively, bring your own picnic to the park – there’s plenty of grass!

The Great Get Together movement is inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation’s aim of bringing communities together. Our event is all about encouraging people to share and enjoy a relaxed day out in one of the loveliest parks in Calderdale.

  • FREE ENTRY
  • Games for young and old, the chance to try new sports
  • A grand prize raffle
  • Cake competition
  • Music all day
  • A great range of stalls and other attractions
  • 2.5 km Fun Run – £6 entry fee
  • 10 km Burner Run – £6 entry fee
  • Lots to join in with (or simply watch and enjoy!)

For more information find us on Facebook, email crowwoodggt@yahoo.com or call Chris on 01422 706373 or 07884 966756.

Refugee Week 20-26 June 2022 : Events Near You

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This Year’s Refugee Week theme is Healing.

 

Please take a look at the following Refugee Week events happening near you. There are all week long events, online events and localised events to take place.

Full List of Refugee Week 2022 events

Local Refugee Week events

  • Monday June 20th
    Refugee Week Launch: Online
    Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3t4YGQP
  • Wednesday 22 June, 10-12 noon
    Fundraising Takeaway
    Leila’s Kitchen, Hebden Bridge
    20% of all sales donated to Together We Grow.
  • Friday 24 June, 1-3 pm
    Across Borders : Refugee Awareness Event
    Brighouse High School
    We explore what it means to seek asylum, busting myths about migration, and raising awareness about the biggest humanitarian
    crisis today.
  • Saturday 25 June, 12 noon – 6 pm (FREE)
    Great Get Together
    Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
    Come for a tea party, bake off, DJs and loads of free events for the whole family!
  • Saturday 25 June, 1-4 pm (FREE)
    Great Walk Together
    Hebden Bridge Park
    Join Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary for a picnic and a walk in beautiful Hebden Bridge. Please bring your own picnic lunch.

From NHP Volunteers Week Event Wednesday June 8th

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To mark the end of Volunteers’ Week, on Wednesday June 8th NHP held a celebration event to say THANK YOU!

After an ice breaker quiz, some speeches, presentation with volunteers’ feedback, and Staying Well awards, there was food and touching stories shared as we reflected on the difference our Volunteers make to our community.

North Halifax partnership wouldn’t be the same without you.