Happy Hour – volunteering in less time than you’d think

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You’d like to volunteer but have no time? Then one of these 10 ‘happy hour’ opportunities might be for you. We will be releasing new opportunities every month, so sign up to Happy Hour if you want to keep updated on the kind of fun, short term opportunities that can fit in to even the busiest of lives. Or read our Happy Hour blog.

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Website Reviewer

Spend some twebsite reviewime going through Communities United Project’s website; let them know what you think of it and what could be improved and if you have any suggestions.

Venue: Home
Time: 10 minutes
Contact: lesley.steel@c-u-p.org or 01484 510932


Events – Fundraiser

Attend eventRuddis retreats on behalf of Ruddi’s Retreat to raise awareness of them, fundraise and more

Venue: Across Kirklees
Time: A few hours
Contact: ruddisretreat@gmail.com  – 01484 766050




Trans Pennine conservationTrail host clean up along the trail several times a month, go along and help clear rubbish, cut back overgrown plants and make it more accessible.

Venue: Across the TPT
Time: A few hours
Contact: info@transpenninetrail.org.uk or 01226 7662005


Events – Fundraiser 

Attend eventYorkshire Cancer Researchs on behalf of Yorkshire Cancer Research to raise awareness of them, fundraise and more.

Venue: Across Kirklees
Time: A few hours
Contact: events@ycr.org.uk or 01423 501269



Website tester


Have you 15 minutes to help shape the future of sharing in Kirklees?

Comoodle is Kirklees Council’s project aimed at helping community groups share stuff, space and skills.  We’re looking for people to help test our new website and provide feedback – you don’t need to be a technical expert!

To get involved please visit the Comoodle website or contact comoodle on 01484 456844

Park Run

runnersCome and make a difference in just an hour by volunteering at your local park run. Just contact the organisers to arrange to volunteer on a Saturday which suits you.

Venues and contact:
Greenhead Park huddersfieldhelpers@parkrun.com
Crow Nest Park dewsburyhelpers@parkrun.com
Oakwell Hall Country Park oakwellhallhelpers@parkrun.com
Time: 9:00 for 1 hour.

Mystery Shopper

mystery-shopperHelp organisations improve volunteers experience by contacting them as a perspective volunteers and then share your experiences to support them.
For more information please contact

Venue: Online or anywhere where you have 10 minutes free
Time: Any time to suit you
Contact: Chris 01484 519053 or chris@vkirklees.org.uk


Cheese and Wine (and Sort) Evening

cheeseAge UK Retail. Bring your mates to a cheese and wine (or tea or coffee) evening.
Ask your friends if they would like to spend the evening drinking wine, eating cheese then hit them with the fact you are going to be doing it in the Age UK shop. Tasks include sorting bags of clothes, untangling jewellery, unravelling holey jumpers. Have fun, give time, enjoy.
Venue: Age UK Office, New Street, Huddersfield
Time: A couple of hours one evening that suits you and your friends
Contact: Jan on 01484 514734

Photographer (or Sorter) for Oxfam online

PhotographerFight global poverty with your friends, while sorting, photographing high quality fashion items. Fun atmosphere, plenty tea and biscuits and when you’ve finished shop for yourself.

Venue: Oxfam Online, Mill Forest Way, Grange Road, Batley
Time : Whatever you can give
Contact: Holly 01924 351892 or h.rothwell@oxfam.org.uk



knittingPeople with dementia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. Knit a twiddlemuff and provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.
Venue: Home
Time: Any time to suit you just follow the link, and get knitting!

Twiddlemuff Pattern (PDF)





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