Across Kirklees there are thousands of older people who charities and organisations are trying to assist in ageing well: staying active, staying healthy, staying happy. We also know that there are thousands of us in our area who would love to help, but we just need a little help to find the right way to do it.
There are lots of reasons for volunteering and these can change throughout life. But, whatever age you are, whatever life stage you are in, there is loads of evidence that volunteering is great for health, for wellbeing, for making friends, for having fun – all whilst making a difference to people’s lives.
This year, if you haven’t already found the right volunteering opportunity for you, we would love you to consider how you can make a difference to the 62,000 over 65s in Kirklees who sometimes need a hand to age as well as we would all wish.
If you are looking to develop your skills, thinking about changing career or wanting to get experience for your CV, volunteering is a great way to develop your skills:
If you are 18 to 118 and you just want to make a difference, here are our top 10 opportunities for you: