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Festival of Trusteeship – How do I find Trusteeships?

Tuesday 3rd November 7pm-8pm, Online To celebrate Trustees Week (2nd – 6th November 2020), Getting on Board are running a series of events for people who want to become Trustees.  Ready to step into trusteeship? With hundreds of thousands of charities across the UK working on every imaginable issue, it

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Festival of Trusteeship – Charity finances – the basics

Tuesday 3rd November 5pm-6pm, Online To celebrate Trustees Week (2nd – 6th November 2020), Getting on Board are running a series of events for people who want to become Trustees. As a trustee, you have an important role to play in understanding and overseeing your charity’s finances. Mark Atkinson from

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Trustee Case Study – Moin

Name of organisation you are a Trustee with: Kirklees Visual Impairment Network How did you find out about becoming a Charity Trustee? I had some past fund raising experience but I wanted to have more direct involvement with a small local charity. In 2016, a business colleague of mine saw

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Trustee Case Study – Heidi

Name of organisation you are a Trustee with: Third Sector Leaders Kirklees How did you find out about becoming a Charity Trustee? I found out about becoming a Trustee with Third Sector Leaders Kirklees as I am a member and they put out a plea at a members meeting. I

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Helen and Keith’s Volunteer Story

How did you find out about volunteering? We moved to the area three years and were very involved in the community where we used to live. As we are retired, we felt volunteering was a good way to meet new people. We heard about the Kirkwood and thought it would

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Growing Works Volunteer holds certificate at Almondbury Allotment

Growing Works Achieve Quality Award

We are delighted to present Growing Works with the Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award. Growing Works is a charity based in Huddersfield, delivering therapeutic outdoor activities for families with different needs as well as people in isolated and vulnerable circumstances and those with mental health issues. Through this programme of gardening

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Volunteer Stories from Almondbury

CAROLINE’S STORY I have been a PTA volunteer at Rowley Lane School for 6 years, 3 years as Chair.  As Chair I was responsible for all the fundraising events we organised each year, which amounted to funds of over £10,000 per annum. Now having stepped back as chair last year,

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DANIEL’S VOLUNTEER STORY I was working alongside the founder of The Magic Wishing Well and I was invited to help out with the charity work, especially during the Covid-19 crisis as i was short of work and in a position to help. The main aim of the charity is to

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Lubrizol giving back in Kirklees…

Name and organisation Chris Hart-Jones from Lubrizol What does Lubrizol do? Lubrizol (Huddersfield) has been part of the Leeds Road manufacturing site since 1916. IT has been owned by ICI, Zeneca, Avecia, before being acquired by Lubrizol in 2004. Lubrizol combine complex specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and

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How have they been supporting the voluntary/community sector of Kirklees? Early on in lockdown it became quite apparent that we had all been thrown in to a new online world with very little training and knowledge. For the majority, the words “Teams“ and  “Zoom” were not often used (if even

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TELL US ABOUT CLEM’S GARDEN? Clem’s Garden is a volunteer-run social enterprise where we grow and sell organic cut flowers, donating all the profits to the local community. We have a team of about 30 colleagues. WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITIES DO YOU USUALLY DO WHEN YOU VOLUNTEER? Our volunteering had

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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