Step 1 - find your volunteer role

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DRIVER

Senior Woman Driving

If you are a safe driver, a caring and reliable volunteer, and you have some spare time that you are willing to use to benefit your local community, then please do give us a call and come in for a coffee and chat about what we do and work out whether it is right for you now. 

 

Our drivers drive:

  • A fleet car

  • A fleet minibus, or

  • Their own cars

Training is available for minibus driver and other subjects.

ACTIVITY ASSISTANT

Seniors Laughing

If you enjoy working with people and especially running or being part of a team who run activities for groups, then we could have a role for a caring and thoughtful person. 

 

These roles are available in:

  • Mirfield

  • Kirkburton

  • Skelmanthorpe

  • Emley 

  • Denby Dale

 

If you are interested, please give us a call and come in for a coffee and chat about what we do.

SHOP ASSISTANT

Gifts Shop

Our charity is over fifteen years old because of the wonderful work of our retail volunteers running our charity shop in Denby Dale and Skelmanthorpe and the new Community Pantry discount grocers.

 

Shop assistants duties include:  

  • Sorting donated goods

  • Shelf filling

  • Stock rotation

  • Date checking

  • Cleaning

  • Till work

  • Customer service, and

  • Much much more. 

 

If you are interested, please give us a call and come in for a coffee and chat



DIGITAL CHAMPION

Digital Reading

We are supporting local residents who are digitally excluded with the opportunity to try out a tablet.  This could be to place online shopping orders or to have a web-chat with familiy, or even for an e-consult with a GP.

 

We need volunteers who know the basics of using web-chat and Google, who can kindly support older people to get confident to use our devices.  Being patient and calm is more important than being an IT guru, infact, our customers say they prefer someone who does not use fancy computer jargon.

If you are interested, please give us a call and come in for a coffee and chat about what we do.

Step 2 - register your interest

Click here to register, anytime

Call us during office hours...

Step 3 - prepare to start volunteering

What you could do:

We know our volunteers are keen to start and to make a difference; we love enthusiasm!  Whilst  we are processing your paperwork, you could start looking at some information about your role that will be useful. Some of this is a leaflet to read whilst other bits will be a short video to watch.

 

If you click below, this will give you a list of 2 to 5 minute information activities that will make your volunteering much easier. 

What we will do:

We will be doing the following before you start your volunteering:

  • Safeguard Checks, which are 2x reference checks which are quite quick and painless for your referee, plus if your role requires it, a DBS background check

  • Introducing you to your new Line Manager so they know that you will be starting soon

  • Your Line Manager will contact you to offer you a "buddy" volunteer who can show you the "ropes" if you would like a friendly face to help you settle in

  • You can check with your Line Manager about any further questions you have or if you wan to register on any of our training courses in our Training Centre - they will be free to you!

  • If you want to drive a minibus, the Transport Supervisor will need to check your license, and arrange for your Familiarisation of the vehicles