Calderdale Countryside News Winter/Spring 2021

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Welcome to the winter/spring newsletter for 2021, hope you are all keeping well as we start the New Year.  Being back in lockdown is tough and is proving to be a challenge to lots of us, but now there is light at the end of the tunnel with the roll out of the vaccine and the days getting lighter as we head towards spring.  Winter is currently in full flow with storms and snow to contend with, but despite that here’s hoping you manage to get out and explore your local countryside over the next few months to make the most of the changing seasons.

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Calderdale Citizens Advice help with employability skills for 16-20 year olds

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Do you know someone between the ages of 16 and 20 who wants to improve their employability skills?

Or maybe they want to gain valuable experience whilst making a real difference to people living in Calderdale?

If you know someone who might want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity or simply have a chat about the options available, contact us using our website at https://calderdalecab.org.uk/contact-us/ .

We are able to deliver this project thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale through the #project and The Big Lottery

Greetland Goldstars Ability Counts U12s Are Looking For Volunteer Coaches

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Image result for greetland goldstarsVolunteer Coaches are required to help with training and tournaments – children with autism, additional needs.

Training at 3Gi, Shaw Lane, Halifax HX3 9ET on Saturdays 11am-12pm.

You don’t have to commit to every Saturday. The club will help with support and training and cover the cost of FA Level 1 Coaching qualification.

You need to be 16 years and over.

For anyone personally it does look good on CVs and personal statements for University, but more importantly you will be contributing to developing the talents of a fantastic team of brilliant kids who always give 100%.

Please contact jessetts@aol.com if interested.

Love Bread vacancy and volunteering opportunities

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Image result for love bread cicLove Bread is recruiting a bread baker for their community bakery in Brighouse.

Some experience preferred, and hours to be negotiated but will include very early mornings and some weekends.

They are also looking for volunteers to join their friendly team. Regular slots in the bakery, plus workshop and teaching help and delivery driver vacancies.

Please contact baker@lovebread.org.uk for more information or to arrange a visit.

Love Bread is a Community Bakery making real bread for wholesale and retail every day. Training Kitchen. Social Enterprise. Real bread, baking classes & schools. More info at lovebread.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities with Calderdale Council

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Volunteering can help your personal development and help you gain new skills, increase confidence and improved future employability.

Calderdale Council have lots of exciting opportunities within the service, including being a tour guide at Todmorden Town Hall, Library Ambassadors or even gardening.

Take a look at some of the current opportunities online here.

Volunteers needed for Marie Curie in Brighouse

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brighouse-pregroup-photo-marie-curieMarie Curie is appealing for volunteers in the Brighouse area to take on key roles within the area’s new fundraising group that meets locally each month and covers the HD6 area. The roles that Brighouse Fundraising Group need specifically are a Group Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

These Group Members only need to a few hours each month to meet as a group and plan local fundraising events and help deliver Marie Curie campaigns, such as placing collection tins in the town and postering within the local community.

The group has dedicated support from their local community fundraiser for Brighouse, Aanika Dhillon as well as a full kit of fundraising materials and resources to help spread the word about Marie Curie services and activities in Brighouse.

For an informal chat about what any of the key roles above involves and to find out how you could get involved please contact Aanika on  01274 386 190 / Aanika.dhillon@mariecurie.org.uk

Volunteering opportunities launch at Voluntary Action Calderdale

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Go along to the drop in launch of VAC’s brand new volunteering opportunities.

Wednesday 1 June – 1pm to 5pm (Drop in)
At Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Our volunteering roles will help you make a real difference for local people when it comes to health and social care services in Calderdale including:

  • Mystery Shopping of health and social care services
  • Patient Experience volunteers to gain patient feedback
  • Engagement Champions to give communities a voice
  • And many more!

Refreshments and snacks provided – For further information call 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk

Click here for more VAC drop in locations during volunteer week 2016 (1 to 12 June)

Volunteer roles at Blackley Church

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Blackley Church are looking for volunteers in a range of roles to help in their conference/meeting centre.

Blackley Church has a Centre at Blackley which is used for meetings, conferences etc and we offer catering.

This is done by the men and women of the church on a voluntary basis but due to a few no longer being able to help, we are looking for others to come and volunteer.

If you are interested in a voluntary role contact Chris Allcock at chris.allcock@hotmail.co.uk or call 01422 646803.

Volunteer for Healthwatch Calderdale and make a difference

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Want an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Then become a Healthwatch Volunteer!

Healthwatch Calderdale is the local health and social care watchdog who rely on volunteer participation to reach all communities within the Calderdale Council area to gain views, experiences and ideas on local services.

There’s a broad spectrum of volunteer roles to suit all groups, ages and abilities so why not get involved today?

To find out more about Healthwatch volunteering roles, please email jo.sygrove@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 431099.