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A Year Like No Other – Pandemic Stories From Kirklees Volunteers

View our Volunteers’ Week 2021 Online Exhibition Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Kirklees Museums & Galleries are marking the role volunteers played locally in supporting their local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, with an online photographic exhibition that will eventually become part of the council’s Museums & Galleries collection. The

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Volunteering Rule Changes from 29th March

Can I start volunteering again? From 29th March, people will no longer be legally required to stay at home, meaning people will no longer be legally required to undertake their volunteer role from home unless they cannot reasonably do so. From this date forward, people should continue to volunteer from home where possible and

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#GiveLocal in 2021

Local Charities and Community Groups Need Your Help to Support People in Lockdown Following on from our successful #GiveLocal This Winter campaign over the festive period, we’ve decided to continue the theme with #GiveLocal in 2021 and give you some ideas of how you can support local charities, community groups

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Safe Volunteering in Lockdown

Can I Still Volunteer? The Government guidance on volunteering says: People must volunteer from home unless it is not reasonably possible to do so And if you are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (high risk from coronavirus) you should only volunteer from home You can only volunteer outside your home if: you are unable

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Amanda’s Volunteer Story

Heckmondwike Striders is a volunteer run group that offers relaxed, friendly and non-competitive running groups. “I joined Heckmondwike Striders in February 2019 after enjoying parkrun but not being able to run the full 5k. I went straight into the 3-5k group and was made to feel very welcome from day

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Bailey’s Volunteer Story

How did you find out about Volunteering? I am a member of the college student council which involves managing events and activities within College including the food bank and charity events. What type of activities do you usually do when you volunteer? Foodbank – as part of this I donate

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Covid-Safe Volunteering

If you are volunteering in lockdown, please make sure that you are staying safe and are up-to-date with the current rules and guidance.

From 29th March, you should continue to volunteer from home where possible unless you cannot reasonably do so. You can leave home to volunteer if you are not required to isolate for any reason. Please make sure that you are following the guidelines to stay safe.

From 12th April, we move to Step 2 of the Government's lockdown easing roadmap.  This is when charity shops, libraries, and community centres can reopen, and cafes can serve people outside, which will mean that more people will be volunteering outside their homes and we may start to get more new volunteering opportunities.

If you are looking for a volunteering role, please visit our I Want To Volunteer page.

Find out more about the lockdown rules for volunteering