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Become a Here to Help Volunteer

Become a Here to Help Volunteer

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, HADCA has been supporting people in Harrogate and Ripon to help them stay safe and well at home. We've been recruiting volunteers who are able to spare a couple of hours a week (or more or less) to look out for older and the most vulnerable people in our communities, without local family and friends to support them.

So far our fantastic team of Here to HELP volunteers have carried out over 5,000 tasks including food shopping or prescription pick ups for those isolating or shielding.

Our team is making a real difference to people in our community and we have been busy over the last few weeks recruiting more people to help, including people who are willing to be vaccination marshals and volunteer drivers, as we re-start this service for vaccination and other essential appointments. 

If you're over 18 years of age, healthy and not at high risk  (see NHS guidelines ) you can sign up at the links below to become a Here To Help Volunteer assisting with shopping, prescription collection and other tasks. Thank you - we will be in touch soon.     

Become a Here to Help Volunteer in Ripon

Become a Here To Help Volunteer in Harrogate

Thanks to the incredible response we’ve received to our volunteer appeal for Harrogate and Ripon based vaccination volunteer marshals, we’re temporarily pausing our recruitment for these roles. This will allow us to get all volunteer applicants up and running as soon as possible. 

Thanks to such a fantastic response, we are also pausing recruitment for Harrogate based drivers to take people to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments (Ripon based drivers can sign up at the link above)  

To register your interest for future volunteering opportunities with HELP as a marshal (or driver in Harrogate) please complete the form at the links below:

Register your interest to volunteer in Ripon    

Register your interest to volunteer in Harrogate

Thank you so much for offering your time to help. 

If you know someone who would like to volunteer but who isn't online, please let them know they can call our team in Ripon on 01765 645092 and in Harrogate on 01423 813096.   


In other parts of Harrogate District, local hubs Masham Community Office Nidderdale Plus , Boroughbridge Community Care and Knaresborough Connectors are supporting their communities and recruiting volunteers.  


Here are some  other ways that you could consider supporting your community

Many local charities need people to give time, not just now, but in the future. Take a look at our HADCA Volunteering Directory to see the range of roles available and to enquire. But please bear in mind that services offered will often be changing because of the outbreak and new guidance.     

You can find some general advice regarding community involvement during this time on our Looking out for your neighbours and staying safe page