Volunteer

The Great British Spring Clean – Lower Valley Needs You!

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 The Great British Spring Clean is on its way from Friday 20th March to Monday 13th April 2020 across the UK. Calderdale Council and Keep Britain Tidy are calling on you, our #LitterHeroes, to take action.

This year Calderdale Council want to support as many local groups and individuals as possible. We hope that collecting a record amount of litter will improve the environment on your doorstep by joining the country’s biggest mass-participation environmental campaign.

We couldn’t do The Great British Spring Clean without people like you committing to taking part – you are helping to make a real difference in your local community by getting people to think about the amount of litter in our environment. Once someone has been on a litter pick, it’s very hard for them to not notice litter everywhere they go; we want litter picking to be the norm!

The Great British Spring Clean is aiming to inspire over half a million people to join forces across the country to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first time hosting a litter pick or your one hundredth, we want #LitterHeroes across the country to stand together to declare that litter is unacceptable.

If you would like to host or attend a Clean-Up then please get in touch and Calderdale can provide Equipment, Bags (from Keep Britain Tidy) and collect all litter after the event.

Clean-ups will take place from 20 March – 13 April 2020 and we already have some events in the diary so please get in touch ASAP to get booked in.

For information, please contact:

Amy Powell-Bevan, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Monday to Wednesday)
Safer Cleaner Greener
Directorate for Public Services, Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AQ
Tel: 07734 974024

Volunteers wanted to help at the Shopper’s lunch Southgate Christian Centre Elland

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Southgate Christian Centre have been hosting their popular Shoppers lunch on the first Friday of each month. In order to continue, they need your help.

If you have some time to spare, they are in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after this very well received community event.

This is a very rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet like minded people, making a positive contribution to the lives of others around you.

All orientation will be provided and subsidised lunch included. If you have some time to help others, they would be very grateful.

The Shopper’s lunch starts at 12pm on the first Friday of each month at the Southgate Methodist Church in Elland. For £5.00 you can receive a two course meal and a hot drink.

Please contact Wilma Paton on 07772123058 for information and to register your interest.

 

Venue: Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Volunteer Open Evening

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On Thursday 7 September 2017, Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be hosting a volunteer open evening. Why not go along for a chat to find out about the many different ways you can help to save a life!

The open evening will start at 6:30pm at Cue Gardens, Stadium Mills, Stadium Rd, Bradford BD6 1BJ. ​This is a walk in event so you don’t need an appointment, however where possible please confirm attendance. ​

For further information contact Jenny on 07880 389052

Not everyone realises that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across the region. In fact, as an independent Charity they only receive help through secondment of the paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. We need to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances and highly-trained crew in the air.  This is the equivalent of £4.4M every single year.

As a rapid response lifesaving emergency service, our air ambulances serve a population of five million people across four million acres.  Our two new Airbus H145 helicopters operate from Nostell Priory near Wakefield in West Yorkshire and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, covering the whole of Yorkshire seven days a week, 365 days per year. Night vision flying from 2017 extends the hours of operation.

Wherever the air ambulance lands at the scene of an accident, it is a maximum of 20 minutes from a Major Trauma Centre for the patient’s injuries or illness.

Over 7,300 patients’ lives have been changed by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance since the Charity began in October 2000.

Volunteers are the bread and butter of our organisations, from tin collections, stalls and talks are volunteers provide us with the vital support we need to operate effectively.

As a growing organisation, we are looking for enthusiastic and friendly individuals to come and join our life saving team. Being part of the YAA is flexible and caters to your lifestyle.

Why not go along to your regional open evening to meet volunteers alike and the fundraisers you could be working with.

Volunteer with the Halifax Street Angels

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Want to become a Street Angel and help make Halifax and Sowerby Bridge a better and safer place to have a night out? Or maybe you just want to help out behind the scenes?

Why volunteer

  • Full basic first aid training provided
  • Enjoy various social activities with a close knit team
  • make an immediate difference to the safety and well-being of the public
  • be part of a positive difference for the people of Halifax and Sowerby Bridge

If you are interested in volunteering with the Halifax Street Angels visit halifaxstreetangels.org.uk/volunteers and fill in the application form.

Please note:

Filling in the form only indicates your interest. Upon submitting the form you will be contacted by a member of the Street Angels team to discuss it further.

All volunteers will be required to provide at least two references and will be subject to a DBS check before being allowed to join.

More detailed information is in the FAQ section under the title Volunteer Information, here.

Can you help restore St Matthew’s Churchyard?

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Friends of St Matthews

The Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard are holding a working party for St Matthew’s Churchyard restoration project on Sunday 23 April, 2pm to 4pm.

Jobs will include clearing around graves, cutting grass and generally tidying up!… Any help will be much appreciated.

The group will provide equipment but gloves are advisable.

St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road,  Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH (opposite the Sun Inn)

Please meet by the tower opposite to the Sun Inn on Wakefield Road.

Volunteer to help preserve Calderdale’s countryside

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Calderdale Countryside and Woodlands Service is responsible for maintaining and preserving Calderdale’s unique landscape and are always looking for volunteers to assist with the work.

Volunteering opportunities include habitat management, drainage work, footpath maintenance, tree planting, hedge laying and dry stone walling.

Practical work generally takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with volunteers giving as much time as they like.

For further details, please call Philip Singh on 07841 784185 or e-mail philip.singh@calderdale.gov.uk

Therapies Volunteers needed – Overgate Hospice

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Could you help us to enhance our patients, relaxation and general well-being?

We are looking for qualified volunteers specialising in a variety of areas including nutrition, Thai Chi, massage and yoga.

If you hold a diploma and over 2 years experience in one of these or a similar area and can spare a few hours each week we would love to hear from you!

Please call 01422 387145 for more information.

Volunteer opportunities with Citizens Advice Calderdale

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cabCitizens Advice Calderdale have a variety of volunteer opportunities available including Telephone and face to face Assessors, Information Assistants and receptionists.

You must be free to attend 2 training sessions a week based in both Todmorden and Halifax- Travel costs will be provided.

If you’re interested, please email Volunteer@calderdalecab.org.uk or call 01422 330 104 and leave a message.