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Search volunteering opportunities with over 250 charitable groups from across Harrogate District. Please bear in mind that some roles will have changed during the coronavirus outbreak and the charity listing the opportunity may not have had an opportunity to update the details and may take longer than usual to get back to you.

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Cat Adoption Team Leader Volunteer
at Harrogate Cats Protection
Our Cat Adoption Team Leaders support cat homing and as part of this they may lead a team of volunteer home visitors. You will act as the main point of contact within the branch for cat adoption enquiries via email, telephone or social media. Supporting the adoption process through either homefinder questionnaires or a small team of home visitors...
Cat Welfare Team Leader
at Harrogate Cats Protection
Our Cat Welfare Team Leaders have the important role of coordinating, encouraging, and supporting teams of fosterer volunteers and cat care volunteers. You volunteer alongside colleagues including the Branch Coordinator, Cat Welfare team, Branch Development Manager and Vet team. Support fosterers to follow Cats Protection cat welfare policies and...
Fosterer Volunteer
at Harrogate Cats Protection
Cats Protection volunteer fosterers provide a stable, safe and loving environment in their own homes. You will provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned cats or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them. You will be part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. You will be...
Publicity Team Leader Volunteer
at Harrogate Cats Protection
Our Publicity Team Leader Volunteers have the important role of supporting a wider team of publicity volunteers. Publicity volunteers collectively keep members of the public informed of the vital and varied ways we help our feline friends in need. you can expect to be communicating with others including newsletter, social networking and website...
Fundraising Team Leader Volunteer
at Harrogate Cats Protection
Our fundraising team leaders oversee a small team of fundraising volunteers, supporting and encouraging them in their roles. Planning fundraising activities and events with your team-both online and face to face events and activities. Allocating tasks before and during fundraising events. Keeping financial records from fundraising events....
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Chairperson
at Knaresborough Civic Society
• Chair Knaresborough Civic Society committee meetings. • Liaise with the Secretary to determine agendas. • Attend events on behalf of the Civic Society. • Write letters/emails in support of the Civic Society and its projects to various stakeholders and organisations. • Seek support and funding for the Civic Society and its campaigns. • Ensure the...
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Secretary
at Knaresborough Civic Society
Secretary’s Duties Regular Duties • Taking minutes of committee and AGM meetings, writing these up and circulating them. • Adding publicity information to our website and Facebook page and sharing publicity with other Facebook sites (e.g. ‘You know you’re a Knaresborian’) and the ‘Visit Harrogate’ website. • Receiving and responding to e mails...
Walking for wellness sighted guides
at Vision Support Harrogate District
We are looking for friendly, caring and reliable people to help our members build their confidence and fitness levels back up after lockdown, acting as their sighted guides. Walking for wellbeing is a project specifically designed for our members to access the outdoors without feeling like they have to walk too far or indeed if they feel up to it...
Ripon Vision Support Group Volunteer
at Vision Support Harrogate District
We are looking for a friendly, caring and reliable person to help with the smooth running of our weekly Ripon Vision Support Group at Allhallowgate Methodist Church, which is specifically designed to entertain and provide a place of friendship and support for our over 60s members who are living with sight loss. Duties of a Vision Support Group...
Craft Group Volunteer - Pottery
at Vision Support Harrogate District
The Vision Support Team is looking for friendly, caring and reliable people to help our members in their pottery class. A great opportunity to work 1:1 alongside our amazing potters who excel at their craft and just require a good pair of eyes to help them locate tools and help with the fiddly little bits. No experience is necessary as you will be...
Craft class volunteer - Basketry
at Vision Support Harrogate District
The Vision Support Team are looking for friendly, caring and reliable people to help our members in their basketry class. It’s a great opportunity to learn some new skills whilst being a valuable 1:1 helper to our members, you do not need to have any previous experience as you will be provided with training and support by our existing team of...
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Retail Lead Volunteer - Richmond
at Sue Ryder
Support the shop management team with the day-to-day running of the shop. When trained and confident, you can take on the responsibility of covering the shop in the absence of any paid staff who may be attending meetings, are unwell or are on annual leave.
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Retail Volunteer - Richmond
at Sue Ryder
You will be supporting our shop to give customers the best possible experience in-store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort donations.
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Retail Volunteer - Scarborough
at Sue Ryder
You will be supporting our shop to give customers the best possible experience in-store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort donations.
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Retail Lead Volunteer - Knaresborough
at Sue Ryder
You will support the shop management team with the day-to-day running of the shop. When trained and confident, you can take on the responsibility of covering the shop in the absence of any paid staff who may be attending meetings, are unwell, or are on annual leave.
Trustees
at The Avalon Group
To complement the current Board of Trustees, we are looking to appoint new Trustees to help drive the charity forward and continue to build on our strong reputation with regulators and commissioners. What we are looking for... While the new Trustees do not necessarily need previous non-executive experience, they will be able to demonstrate a...
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Bookwork Volunteer - Knaresborough
at Sue Ryder
In this role, you will support the shop team to maintain their book departments to the best standard, up to date, displayed well so that we attract customers. You could help us to achieve the best-selling price by researching and recognising items of value or interest collectors.
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Retail Volunteer - Knaresborough
at Sue Ryder
You will be supporting our shop to give customers the best possible experience in-store, keep the shop stocked and tidy and help us to sort and sell donations.
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Retail Volunteer - Ripon
at Sue Ryder
You will be supporting our shop to give customers the best possible experience in-store, keep the shop stocked and tidy, and helping us to sort and sell donations. If you have an interest in furniture, brica, and electricals this is the shop for you, as we do not sell clothes.
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Prisoners’ Families Helpline Volunteer
at Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)
The Prisoners’ Families Helpline provides support to loved ones of those affected by the Criminal Justice System across England and Wales. Purpose of this role To provide advice and information to family members, friends, prisoners and professionals by responding to incoming telephone calls. You will respond to queries by providing direct...
Church Assistant
at National Trust - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Church Assistants open up the world of St Mary’s Church, a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic, and connect visitors with its beauty and significance. They answer visitor queries and offer exceptional service to help them get the most from their visit, giving a warm welcome every time.
Minibus Driver
at National Trust - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is a large estate and we offer a regular minibus service to help visitors access the three entrances and St Mary’s church. Working to a timetable you’ll be collecting visitors from each entrance point and dropping them at various locations. The minibus service is especially useful to those who find walking...
Visitor Host
at Ripon Museums Trust
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who welcome visitors from far and wide to the 3 unique Ripon Law and Order Museums. You will be playing a vital role in keeping the museums open and operational so visitors can learn and enjoy their experience. These roles are at all 3 museums and enable a...
Trustee
at New Beginnings Peer Support
Prior to New Beginnings applying for Charitable Incorporated Organisation Status we are looking to increase the skillset of our Board of Trustees. This is a voluntary position and requires a commitment of time and of sharing your knowledge and skills to meet the aims and objectives of the organisation as a whole.
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Helping older people
at Apley Grange Nursing Home
Would you like to volunteer with older people at Apley Grange (The Holy Child Convent) the home for religious sisters and other older women? If you are interested in befriending residents, playing games and chatting or driving residents to appointments we look forward to meeting you.
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Group Secretary
at Zero Carbon Harrogate
Zero Carbon Harrogate is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) working to effect change across the district so that we can rapidly become a leading low carbon economy. We are currently made up of volunteers only and are now seeking a Secretary for our Management Committee to assist the Chair of Zero Carbon Harrogate in the smooth running of...
Day Care helper/reception/shopping/gardening
at Cliff House Community Support Services
Our award-winning, successful and innovative local charity is looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to help us provide integrated health and social care (excluding personal care) for frail older people both in their own homes and in our Day Centre. Following the difficulties faced by frail older people during Covid restrictions, we are...
Bus Chaperones for Dementia Forward
at Dementia Forward
Chaperones accompany our volunteer drivers to collect people for wellbeing services at our hub in Burton Leonard. It's important to us that the people attending our services are well looked after, so you'll welcome them onto the bus, ensure they are sitting comfortably and that they are safe throughout the journey.
Activity and wellbeing volunteers near Ripon, Knaresborough, Harrogate
at Dementia Forward
This is a fabulous role for anyone who would like to support people with dementia to continue to take part in hobbies and activities. Our hub clubs run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at our converted chapel in a village just outside Ripon - close to Knaresborough and Boroughbridge. The group take part in various activities including gardening...
A fabulous opportunity for anyone who loves to drive
at Dementia Forward
We are looking for volunteers to drive our minibus. If you enjoy driving and could spare a few hours a month to help people access our services, this could be the role for you. The journeys will be to and from our hub in Burton Leonard, collecting people from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon areas. Drivers will be supported on the journeys by a...
Wellbeing Cafe Volunteer
at Dementia Forward
If you enjoy meeting people, chatting, playing games or doing crafts why not join our fabulous team of wellbeing volunteers? Our Time Together group for people living with dementia meets on a Tuesday afternoon in Harrogate. It’s a friendly fun group where you will join in with a variety of activities (including crafts, games and table tennis),...
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Trustee
at Inspire Youth
Inspire Youth Yorkshire is seeking to recruit a number of passionate individuals into the role of charity trustee, where you will take part in shaping and directing the organisation and ensuring that it operates legally within the regulations set by the Charity Commission.
Arts and Craft Companion
at Leonard Cheshire Disability - Wharfedale House
One of our female residents is looking for a female companion to support her local community while enjoying good conversation and sharing interests, especially in arts and crafts. Role Description • To provide friendship and support to socialise within her community • To assist resident to develop further social contacts including links with the...
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Exhibition Ambassador
at Harewood House
Volunteer Exhibition Ambassador is a brand new role based within the All Saint's Church in the grounds of Harewood House; you will engage with visitors about the new exhibition by glassblower Chris Day, Harewood and All Saints Church which opens on June 26th. Chris Day creates work to open conversations around Black history including the...
Volunteer Gardener
at Saint Michael's Hospice
Helping with the maintenance and development of the garden area, including the development of a vegetable area. General weeding, planting, watering, pruning depending on the time of year.
Shop Volunteers
at Saint Michael's Hospice
Shop Volunteers needed: Our retail operation relies heavily upon volunteers and provides a vital part of the income of our hospice. Dedicated teams of volunteers in the shops undertake a variety of tasks; serving customers, pricing goods and providing information to the public about the work of the hospice. The shops and volunteers are part of the...
School and Group Visit Coordinator Volunteer
at Ripon Museums Trust
We are seeking a volunteer to support our Learning Team to ensure the smooth delivery of our school and group visits. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to our programme using your excellent organisation, administration and communication skills, having fun and learning too! Working across our 3 museums with an experienced...
Collection Box Coordinator
at Saint Michael's Hospice
To visit collection box outlets within designated areas of Harrogate and the district in which Saint Michael's serve; distributing, recruiting new and periodically servicing long-standing Saint Michael's static collection boxes. Most volunteers offer one half day/full day per week, but a fortnightly commitment would be considered too....
Volunteer Collection & Delivery Assistant
at Essential Needs (Community Furniture Store of Harrogate & District)
Our charity furniture store collects donated items of furniture in the Harrogate district. We also deliver items purchased by customers. Our volunteer assistants support our driver in teams to collect and deliver furniture as well as assist with general warehouse duties.
Retail Assistant
at St Vincent de Paul Society
They will be working with the shop manager and other volunteers. The job involves operating a till, customer service and cash handling. Steaming of goods so can placed on the shop floor for sale, sorting of donations.
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Arts & Crafts Studio Assistant
at Artizan International
Artizan International is a local charity that runs weekly arts and crafts workshops in Harrogate for adults with disabilities. We also run a school outreach programme in Harrogate doing mosaics. Do you love to craft? Have an interest in art projects? Would you like to help differently abled people in your community? Then you would make a perfect...
Craft Workshop Volunteer
at Artizan International
Do you enjoy working with people and making things - then come along to one of our weekly crafts based activity sessions for adults with disabilities / learning differences. 17+ (If circumstances are appropriate someone between 16 - 17 years may be taken on) We hold weekly craft sessions at the following locations. We are particularly keen to...
Living History Costumed Tour Guides for 1920s Station House Project
at Wensleydale Railway
The Wensleydale Railway has received NLHF lottery funding to renovate the Leeming Bar Station House into a living museum and education centre. We're taking our visitors back to the 1920s and we need people who love a bit of live-action drama and dressing up in period costume to send our visitors on a journey through time in the Station House...
Befriender
at Pilgrims Friend Society Emmaus House
Visiting the family members of Emmaus House as a group or on a 1:1 basis to offer companionship
Volunteer Shop Assistant
at Artizan International
Our shop is open again and we are actively looking for volunteers to help cover morning and afternoon shift Tuesday-Sunday. We are looking for confident and bubbly volunteers for our retail store in Harrogate town centre. The sale of products made by our differently-able artisans overseas helps to fund the work we do both overseas and here locally...
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Volunteer
at Washburn Heritage Centre
We have lots of different roles to suit different people, for example helping in our Tea Room, taking part in the upkeep on our beautiful building, leading a walk, baking a cake, planning events, designing leaflets, helping with marketing, catering at events and much more.
Charity Shop Volunteer - Ripon
at Martin House Children's Hospice
You are invited to join the friendly team in our Ripon charity shop! Many of our 400 volunteers support us in this way. We are looking to add to our team of people who are happy to give half a day or a couple of hours a week (or more!) serving customers on the shop floor. You will be providing invaluable support to our retail provision, generating...
Stockroom Assistant Knaresborough
at Scope
As a Stockroom Assistant you’ll help raise vital funds for our work towards achieving everyday equality for disabled people. You will make a real difference to disabled people and their families at a time of need. This role is based mainly in the back area of the shop where you will work as part of a team to sort donations of clothes, shoes, bric-...
Customer Service Volunteer Knaresborough
at Scope
As a Customer Service Volunteer you’ll help raise vital funds for our work towards achieving everyday equality for disabled people. You will make a real difference to disabled people and their families at a time of need. This role is based mainly on the shop floor welcoming and interacting with customers, offering help with any questions they have...
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Volunteer Wildlife Ambassador
at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Do you have a passion for Wildlife? Are you keen to share your wildlife stories with people you meet? If this sounds like you then our Wildlife Ambassador role would be perfect for you. As a Wildlife Ambassador your role will be instrumental in assisting our Wildlife Supporter Officers (WSOs). Our Wildlife Supporter Officers are usually the first...
Bookshop Assistant
at National Trust - Brimham Rocks
Working in our newly opened second-hand bookshop. The bookshop has replaced the old gift shop which closed due to the repercussions of the pandemic. The bookshop will generate income which will solely be used to further our conservation work at Brimham Rocks. The role involves: Greeting customers and welcoming them into the shop whilst advising of...
Stock Processor (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
at Scope Charity Shop in Ripon
You will help with: Stock preparation; hanging clothes on hangers; attaching tickets; steaming/ironing items and general store room work. This role is back of house.
Sales Assistant (Thursdays and Saturdays)
at Scope Charity Shop in Ripon
You will be: Meeting and greeting customers; Refilling shelves; Offering good customer service.
Sunday Assistant
at Scope Charity Shop in Ripon
You will assist the shop manager in the day's running of the store: Refilling shelves; Stock rotation; Customer Service; Stock preparation.
Scout, Cub and Beaver Leaders
at 1st Knaresborough (Castle) Scout Group
Scout, Cub and Beaver Leaders needed to join 1st Knaresborough (Castle) Scout Group to help it bounce back from the pandemic. We'd love to talk to anyone who is, has been or would like to be a Scout Leader/Assistant and would be prepared to help the group.
Charity Shop Volunteer - Harrogate
at Martin House Children's Hospice
You are invited to join the friendly team in our Harrogate store. Whether you're a 'people-person' who would enjoy greeting and serving our customers, or you're more suited to a behind-the-scenes role, where you would sort and prepare donations, we'd love to hear from you! There are also opportunities for people who love...
Shop Volunteer
at Save the Children
Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help us change the future for children all over the world. Our Pateley Bridge Save the Children Shop has been a much loved part of the local community for years and continues to be hugely popular with customers and supporters due to the kindness and creativity of the amazing volunteer team. As the...
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Oxfam Shop Volunteer
at Oxfam
Overview Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. We respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change. Our volunteers, staff and those we aim to influence are all guided by our values of...
Volunteer gardener
at Jennyruth Workshops
Jennyruth Workshops is a vibrant workplace where adults who have learning disabilities learn practical and life skills through designing, making and selling a range of handmade wooden and other items, building their confidence and making a contribution to their local community. They are supported by a team of staff and volunteers. In recent years...
Trustee
at Jennyruth Workshops
We are seeking an additional trustee to join the charity's board. Some of our trustees also work as volunteers in the workshop or support the charity in other ways such as property management. We would like to hear from interested people with any relevant experience but expertise in one or more of the following areas would be especially...
Workshop Assistant - woodwork
at Jennyruth Workshops
This role assists our workshop supervisors in supporting adults who have learning disabilities to cut out plywood figures on a scroll saw and to make and assemble wooden birdboxes, trugs and other items. These will be sold at craft fairs, on our website or may be a specific order. Full training and support will be given. Volunteers needed Monday,...
Sales Assistant.
at Scope Charity Shop in Ripon
Work on our sales floor meeting and greeting our customers, offer help to them when required and process their sales through a till. Refill the shop as required, keep sales area tidy.
Stock Processor.
at Scope Charity Shop in Ripon
We require people to help prepare our stock,away from the shop floor. Clothes will have labels attached, then put onto coat hangers, also clothes are steamed (easier than ironing). C/D and DVD are checked ready for sale and may be priced. Upstairs in our storeroom we have small jobs washing bric brac or untangling jewellery to keep everone busy.
Shoe and bags volunteers
at Cancer Research UK
Have a love for shoes and bags? We get some amazing shoes and bags donated from our very generous donors and we would love someone who would be interested in coming in for a few hours to give us a hand, putting out , pricing and taking off items. Some till work would be involved. Full training would be given. No experience needed .
Media volunteer
at Cancer Research UK
Have a love of movies and or music? We are in need of a volunteer to help us out for a few hours per week to sort out our media department. You'll be putting out our best music, DVD and LPs with a price and taking off any older media. Some till work may be involved. Full training would be given and no experience is needed.
Youth Club Support Worker
at Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
We need additional support to help us run our Youth Clubs. These clubs run on Thursdays during term time. Timings as below: Primary Age Youth Club- 3-5.30pm allowing for set up and tidy up based in Bilton, Harrogate. Secondary Age Youth Club- 6-8.15pm allowing for setup/tidy up based in St Georges Hall, Central Harrogate.
Volunteer Driver
at Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
Volunteer drivers needed to transport carers from home to activities and back.
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Book Club Co-lead
at Zero Carbon Harrogate
Zero Carbon Harrogate (ZCH) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) working to effect change across the district so that we can rapidly become a leading low carbon economy. The organisation is made up of volunteers only. We are now looking for an individual to provide administrative and practical support for our Book Club, working...
Charity Shop Volunteer - Knaresborough
at Martin House Children's Hospice
You are invited to join the friendly team in our Knaresborough charity shop! Many of our 400 volunteers support us in this way. We are looking to add to our team of people who are happy to give half a day or a couple of hours a week (or more!) serving customers on the shop floor. You will be providing invaluable support to our retail provision,...
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Book volunteer
at Cancer Research UK
• Sorting books out for sale • Pricing books • Stock replenishment
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Merchandising volunteer
at Cancer Research UK
To create fun and exciting displays all year round .....use window to display our fabulous donations and bought in goods. To come up with exciting Windows themes, dress mannequins and instore displays with use of colours and themes.
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Till volunteers
at Cancer Research UK
Serve customers on the till, keep the shop looking great and thank everyone who brings in their donations and custom.
Asset Management Volunteer
at Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
To undertake a full physical audit of all IT and office equipment across the organisation including all offices (and staff using equipment remotely) using an asset management software tool and/or SAGE to record all (fixed) assets. Offices in Bradford, Skipton and Harrogate.
Nature Reserves Voluntary Trainee – North Central Reserves
at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Across North Yorkshire, our reserves team carries out vital practical conservation tasks, leading volunteer groups and carrying out office-based reserve management to enhance and protect nature. We are offering the opportunity for a new voluntary trainee to gain valuable experience within this team and develop skills in all aspects of habitat...
Trustee
at Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
Carers’ Resource is looking for a new Trustee to join the Board. The Board is particularly interested in adding trustees who have substantial experience in charity or public sector finance. The role includes: Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation or regulations...
Retail & Catering Manager...at the Leeming Bar Station Tea Room and Shop
at Wensleydale Railway
Help take Leeming Bar Station House back 100 years to the roaring 20s by opening up a platform tea room and gift shop in a buffet car. You'll be a part of living heritage by helping us put a tea room and gift shop at the museum Station House, giving our visitors a taste of the last century to make their experience even more real.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Volunteer
at Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation
You’ll enable us to increase our understanding and awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). We have an ambitious EDI strategy, and an EDI action plan for 2021 and you’ll be helping us to monitor our achievements against the plan and share information about our progress. The role will involve supporting the EDI Management team to...
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IT and Typist / Transcription
at North Yorkshire County Council - Library Service
We have a vacancy for a volunteer to take dictation, write emails and other documents to support a member of the public with a physical disability.
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IT Buddy (Ripon)
at North Yorkshire County Council - Library Service
We are looking for IT buddy volunteers to help people to get online. We currently have the following vacancies: 1. To help people who are unable to use IT themselves to access online services 2. To support people to practise their IT skills on a 121 basis 3. To help young people to develop their coding skills at a weekly club
Library Volunteer - Ripon Library
at North Yorkshire County Council - Library Service
Help the public to have a positive experience every time they visit Ripon Library. Help to promote reading for pleasure as well as helping to answer enquiries and help people to get online as well as planning and delivering library events and activities.
IT Support Volunteer - Ripon Library
at North Yorkshire County Council - Library Service
We are looking for a volunteer wanting to share their computer knowledge and skills to help those who are less confident. We need volunteers who are familiar with tablets, iPads & smartphones to help people use the internet, send emails, download eBooks etc.
Trustee
at Yorkshire Cancer Community
We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees to help govern our small cancer charity which offers a support and information network across Yorkshire. The Board meet by Zoom, so applicants can come from any area. We are looking for someone with an interest in improving support services to people affected by cancer.
Harrogate Clothes Bank Volunteer
at St Marks Church
We are looking for people to join our friendly team who help people on a low income to find suitable free clothes, and to help with sorting donations. We provide our service users with a friendly, helpful service. Clothes sorted and hung on rails so that people can browse and choose what they need, like and what fits.
Befriender
at Carers' Time Off @ Carers' Resource
We need volunteers who can offer 2 to 3 hours a week, a fortnight or even a month to visit or take people out whilst their carer takes a break This could include, chatting, having a coffee, doing crosswords, watching tv, knitting -, going for a walk, a drive, for a swim it is variable on the clients interests.
Local volunteer manager
at Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County
The local volunteer manager (commissioner) is require to offer leadership and team management to a dedicated team of volunteers to ensure high quality guiding is happening in an area They are responsible for administration and financial management in the local area. They should be able to promote guiding in the local area and welcome new...
Meeting & Network Representatives
at Healthwatch North Yorkshire
Purpose of the role To attend and represent Healthwatch North Yorkshire at meetings and network groups. Provide updates and contribute to discussions in meetings. Report back to Healthwatch with any important topics or key areas of interest we should know about. Key Activities • To attend meeting/network groups in or around North Yorkshire. •...
Artizan Sewing
at Artizan International
We are looking for experienced sewers who are able to help us from home by sewing products for our shop. These products will eventually be made at our projects in Peru & Ecuador, but while we continue to train our artisans overseas we need help here in Harrogate to get our shop fully stocked. We will be giving sewing projects such as; wash...
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Woodland Volunteering Activities
at Make It Wild
We offer volunteering opportunities for a variety of woodland maintenance tasks. These include tree planting, tree tube removal, clearing of Himalayan Balsam, gorse and holly management, seed gathering and bracken control. We have a lovely team of volunteers and our volunteer events are very relaxed and friendly. We hope to see you soon!
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Habitat Management & Wildlife Study in Ancient Woodland
at Hawkmoth Wood
Hawkmoth Wood is 12 acres of privately owned Ancient Woodland in a much larger private woodland complex called Brafferton Springs. As part of ongoing development to return the woodland from plantation woodland following planting after WW2 we are now gradually harvesting the coniferous trees and replacing with native deciduous trees and shrubs....
Market Maker
at Harrogate Christmas Market
Welcoming and assisting Traders during the set-up phase. Then welcoming visitors and helping them find specific stalls, refreshments, banks and toilets, etc.
Disabled Riding Volunteer
at Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group
Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group provides horse riding for children and adults with disabilities. It aids their mobility, boosts their self confidence and provides them with some much needed enjoyment. Our volunteers help our riders enjoy their experience safely and securely. Their duties range from helping riders to mount and dismount and...
Admin Volunteer
at Ripon Museums Trust
This is a fantastic opportunity to use or develop your administration, organisational and communication skills as well as the opportunity to be practically involved in the operations of the museums. You may be : answering telephone calls taking messages and responding to enquiries entering data into spreadsheets and databases working with other...
Treasurer
at Little Crickets Pre-school
Can you spare 1-2 hours per week to help a wonderful pre-school based in Harrogate? Would you like to give something back to a registered charity whose main objectives are 'not for profit'? We are looking for a new Treasurer at Little Crickets Pre-school and would welcome volunteers from the wider community to help fulfil this diverse...
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Befriender
at Supporting Older People
Our aim is to alleviate isolation and loneliness for older people who have little or no contact with people. Without our services, many of our clients would be extremely isolated and would not be able to leave their homes. We enhance emotional well-being in an age-group where loneliness and depression is an ever-increasing problem. Human...
Young Healthwatch
at Healthwatch North Yorkshire
Why become a Youthwatch Volunteer? There are so many reasons to volunteer with Youthwatch North Yorkshire, we thought we would list a few of the best ones: 1. To empower young people within health and social care! 2. To develop your skills, understanding, and aspirations! 3. To engage with your community and ensure everybody's needs are being...
A Community Health Connector
at Healthwatch North Yorkshire
Help to extend the reach of Healthwatch North Yorkshire through outreach activities - virtually &/or socially distanced. Assist the Volunteer Officer & the Outreach Coordinator at outreach events in the community. Communicate with a wide range of local people discussing health & social care services and providing information and...
Social Media Volunteer
at Healthwatch North Yorkshire
- Engage with local people via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite - Provide assistance in updating social media platforms with interactive and interesting posts to increase followers and maintain existing followers - Promote Healthwatch North Yorkshire and activities through social media to extend the reach of...
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Trustee
at 1st Pannal Scout Group
Could you spare 4 evenings a year to help young people in Pannal? As a charity we need trustees to guide the group and ensure correct governance. No experience of either scouting nor being a trustee (training is provided), just an interest in helping young people in Pannal and Harrogate thrive and develop to their best potential. https://members....
Leader
at Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County
You will have the chance to make a valuable contribution to the lives of girls and young women, by helping on a weekly basis at a unit meeting. As a leader you'll help run a unit of girls, you can take your pick from Rainbows 5 - 7, Brownies 7 - 10, Guides 10 - 14 and Senior section 14 - 25. Girl guiding UK values the skills, knowledge and...
HELP Fundraiser
at Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP)
Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of older and vulnerable people living independently? Do you have lots of enthusiasm and ideas for raising funds? We are looking for people to join our fundraising committee to help us raise funds to enable us to continue offering our services to people in the Harrogate District. Volunteers are...
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Treasurer - Knaresborough Community Land Trust
at Knaresborough Community Land Trust
We are seeking an experienced accountant to take up the role of Treasurer for the Knaresborough Community Land Trust (CLT), established in 2018. Knaresborough CLT was set up to create community-owned affordable housing to benefit those living and/or working in Knaresborough. This is an exciting time for the CLT as we progress our membership drive...
Events Volunteers
at Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign
The cathedral hosts four large fundraising events per year, including the well known Beer Festival each May. Volunteers are needed to help at these events to welcome visitors and ensure they enjoy their visit. You can also be involved in the planning and marketing of events in the run up to them.
Welcomer / Guides
at Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign
Volunteer Welcomers and Guides are needed to help welcome visitors to Ripons beautiful cathedral and to ensure that guests get the most from their vists. Full training is offered by our dedicated team prior to taking up duties, and regular 'Volunteer Briefing Sessions' are held to update all volunteers on specific or general issues....
Art Support - currently online
at Orb Community Arts
Orb runs several art and craft groups (currently held online, but will return to face to face group working when COVID allows). We are looking for individuals to support our art tutors in delivery of these sessions. You would help create a welcoming and supportive environment, assist service users with their artwork and encourage them to get...
Play Worker (KISS Saturday Club)
at Harrogate Borough Council Disability Development
Do you have lots of energy? Do you like volunteering with children? Do you think that disabled children should have the same chances as non-disabled children? KISS Saturday club offers all children the chance to play, make a noise, make a mess, paint, cook, and have fun - regardless of their mental or physical ability. We need enthusiastic,...
Fundraising/Admin Support
at Changing Faces
We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available in our Sheffield Centre covering the Yorkshire and Humber region. Come and help support our work… Volunteer with our Skin Camouflage Service, either with administration or by training as a Skin Camouflage Practitioner and helping people with a visible difference to apply specialist...
Young Enterprise Business Advisor
at Young Enterprise
Young Enterprise Company Programme inspires students to set up and run their own real company guided by a Young Enterprise Business Advisor. Your enthusiasm, knowledge and real life experiences will enrich the learning for students and help them to understand the world of volunteer and prepare for their futures. You would also share in the...
Marie Curie Helper
at Marie Curie (Bradford)
Marie Curie Helper volunteers visit people with a terminal illness in their homes, offering companionship and support for up to three hours each week. The role involves helping with activities such as reading, making short trips to the shops, support to attend social events or appointments and providing information on local services. The service...
Horse Riding Volunteer
at Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group
Helping adults and children with disabilities to go horse riding. It aids their mobility, boosts their confidence and provides them with some much needed fun. The role involves working with other volunteers, relatives and carers, principally by walking alongside the horses/ponies during rides to ensure the riders have a safe and enjoyable time.
Volunteer Van Driver
at Yorkshire Cancer Research
What Would I Be Doing? • loading donated items into the charity van at our Donation Centre and unloading them at one of our shops • delivery and collection of donated items in the charity van from various locations • helping to plan routes and delivery schedules • assisting in maintaining the van to a good standard and letting us know of any...
Fundraiser
at Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
This role is about getting involved in the community to raise money and awareness to help deliver an amazing service to people living with an visual impairment. This will involve participating in different events, posting posters, delivering collection boxes and participating in stalls selling items to help raise money. There is a mixture of...
Befriending Volunteer
at Mind In Harrogate District - The Acorn Centre
This service offers the opportunity for service users to meet with a volunteer befriender on a regular basis for walks, a café visit or a shopping trip.
Fundraiser Treasurer
at Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
-Maintaining accurate records of all income and expenditure by the Group. -To assign correct Guide Dogs banking codes to all donations. -To bank all funds donated to Guide Dogs promptly. -To complete and issue receipts to donors. -Attend Group meetings and advise members on current levels of income and expenditure -Monitor levels of expenditure,...
Fundraiser Group Coordinator
at Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
This is a rewarding opportunity for individuals who would like to organise events for Guide Dogs for the Blind that will help to raise money and awareness for our charity. This can also involve encouraging businesses to take part in our name a puppy scheme. This is a great way to start building relationships with local networks and businesses,...
Donation Centre Assistant
at Yorkshire Cancer Research
Our Volunteer Donation Centre Assistants play an essential role in the smooth running of our retail outlets while raising vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. The majority of our shops don’t have a lot of space to store donated stock, so our donation centre is a vital resource to enable us to keep more stock, organise goods for sale and to...
eCommerce Assistant
at Yorkshire Cancer Research
Our Volunteer Ecommerce Assistants play an essential role in the smooth running of our online shop while raising vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. If you enjoy surfing the internet or selling online why not join our retail team. This is an excellent opportunity if you want to gain experience in marketing, customer service and retail but...
Museum cleaner
at Ripon Museums Trust
Why Ripon Museums? As a volunteer cleaner, you will be playing a vital role in helping keep Ripon Museums clean and presentable for our visitors. This is a fantastic opportunity for a volunteer to provide a service for the museums. We are a charitable trust and rely on volunteers to operate. What will I be doing? You will be helping to clean our...
External Hire Assistant Volunteer
at Ripon Museums Trust
As a volunteer caretaker, you will be playing a vital role in helping Ripon Museums operate an external room booking hire system to help raise vital income for the Trust, which will help to preserve this important part of our heritage. This is a fantastic opportunity for a volunteer to develop a new service for the museums, connect with the local...
Date of opportunity: 18 November 2020
Finance Volunteer
at Ripon Museums Trust
• Entering invoices and expenditure details into the online software • Preparing payments for the Director to authorise • Checking the bank reconciliation monthly to see if any income/outgoing is not on it and flagging them to the Director • Flagging invoices that are unpaid after the 30 day period to the relevant department head for them to chase...
Museum Guide
at Ripon Museums Trust
All volunteers to the Ripon Museums have the following responsibilities: - To familiarise themselves with the introductory pack. - To ensure they know who to approach for information/advice/support needed to perform their duties within the specific area of volunteering. - Develop the background knowledge necessary to carry out their duties within...
Education Team Member
at Ripon Museums Trust
All volunteers to the Ripon Museums have the following responsibilities: - To familiarise themselves with the introductory pack. - To ensure they know who to approach for information/advice/support needed to perform their duties within the specific area of volunteering. - Develop the background knowledge necessary to carry out their duties within...
Historic Garden Volunteer
at Ripon Museums Trust
The garden volunteer team have worked enthusiastically to restore the Workhouse Museum gardens using the best combination of historical planting and modern horticultural techniques. The Workhouse garden is an integral part of the visitor experience of the museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your interest in gardening and horticulture...
Education Team Leader
at Ripon Museums Trust
All volunteers to the Ripon Museums have the following responsibilities: - To familiarise themselves with the introductory pack. - To ensure they know who to approach for information/advice/support needed to perform their duties within the specific area of volunteering. - Develop the background knowledge necessary to carry out their duties within...
Front of House Reception
at Ripon Museums Trust
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who welcome visitors from far and wide to the 3 unique Ripon Law and Order Museums. You will be playing a vital role in keeping the museums open and operational so visitors can learn and enjoy their experience. The front of house team provide the first contact...
Learning Team Volunteers
at Ripon Museums Trust
By joining the learning team you will have fun, meet new people whilst using or developing your skills and experience of working with children and adults in the museums. Our learning team delivers a range of primary, secondary and adult workshops and tours. The Trust has a growing reputation for the delivery of engaging, interactive and enjoyable...
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Digital Champion
at Yorkshire Cancer Community
We want people who are active on social media and who are willing to share positive health messages with their friends and followers to help us catch cancer early. The CancerSMART team will be sharing messages via a Facebook group each week, and we would like Digital Champions to share these messages with their networks so we can reach more...
Speech Support Worker
at Speak With IT
With kindness and compassion the volunteer will support individuals dealing with communication problems caused by Aphasia to improve their speech, communication skills and confidence. They will provide 1-to-1 coaching to patients in using specialist Speech and Language therapy software programmes. Volunteers will visit clients at their home in...
Volunteer Play Worker / Youth Worker
at Army Welfare Service
Help to provide fun activities for children and young people from Service families. We run play sessions and youth clubs for Service children and young people in Ripon.
Retail Assistant | Knaresborough
at Yorkshire Cancer Research
Whether it’s working front of house welcoming and serving customers, keeping the shop floor tidy and fresh, or organising stock behind the scenes, our volunteers play an essential role in the smooth running of the shop and raising vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Befriender with HELP's Ripon & Rural Wellbeing Service
at Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP)
Are you good at listening? Do you enjoy a chat? We are looking for empathetic befriending volunteers to provide companionship and a listening ear for older people who may need extra reassurance following a change in health, a recent bereavement or when self-esteem is at a low ebb. Having time to listen to the person can empower them, improve...
HELP Driving Force volunteer driver
at Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP)
Do you like getting out and about? Could you help others to get out too? Our voluntary car driver service provides a lifeline to people unable to use public transport due to mobility, disability or location. We help people in Harrogate, Knaresborough and the surrounding villages to get to: - Medical and dental appointments - Day centres and...
IT Support Volunteer
at AbilityNet
COVID-19 Update: During the covid-19 pandemic we are delivering our services remotely and we are particularly interested to hear from individuals who want to help people who may feel more isolated than normal, having to shield themselves, maintain contain with friends and family. We are looking for people who are interested and skilled in...
Youth Group Support
at Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
This is an opportunity for volunteers to work alongside staff, supporting Young Carers age 7-11 at our Budz Youth group. This takes place at St Johns Church, Bilton, every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Masham Community Volunteer
at Mashamshire Community Office
We could not survive without the time and energy of our volunteers but we always need more. We need admin help, marketing and social media promotion, help at the front desk with tourists, residents, selling tickets for local Town Hall events, publicising the Blue Light Gallery, selling merchandise and maps and assisting with the public use...
Fair trade champion and shop assistant
at Harrogate Fair Trade
Are you enthusiastic about fair trade and playing a part in readjusting the balance of justice in the world? We're looking for volunteers who can offer 2 hours a week to be an in-shop ambassador, staffing the shop and talking to customers about fair trade. You don't need experience in retailing but an interest in and enthusiasm for fair...
Library Volunteer
at Mashamshire Community Office
Library volunteers with a love of reading and books required to meet and greet customers, and help with any queries. Replacing and restocking shelves with books. Promoting the Library service and using social media.
Charity Shop Volunteers
at St Gemma's Hospice
Almost two thirds of our volunteers give their time in our chain of 24 charity shops which just couldn’t function without their willing help. The shops are located across the Leeds area so there is bound to be one near you – please take a look at our shops list by visiting www.st-gemma.co.uk/shops. Working alongside the Shop Manager, you’ll become...
Dancing for Well-Being Volunteer
at Dancing for Well-Being
Do you find music and dancing lift your spirits? If so, would you like to help others enjoy the same feelings? A growing body of research is showing how dancing can improve physical and emotional well-being in later years. Dancing for Wellbeing offers group members the company and friendship of people in similar circumstances, safe and gentle...
Visitor Greeter and Gardener
at Norton Conyers
A Norton Conyers volunteer would be getting a wonderful opportunity to help support a hidden treasure of Yorkshire which has a strong historical link to its historic Royal guests and a literary connection with Bronte's Jane Eyre. The walled gardens themselves are beautiful, peaceful and filled with unique plants that give pleasure to expert...
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Lottery Sales Volunteer
at Saint Michael's Hospice
Through volunteering your time at Saint Michael’s you are supporting those in our community who are experiencing terminal illness or bereavement. Volunteers are integral to the work of Saint Michael’s and we would love to welcome you to our team. About the role: The Community Lottery was established in 2000 ad since then has provided over £2.5...
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Treasurer
at Zero Carbon Harrogate
We are seeking someone who can oversee the financial affairs of Zero Carbon Harrogate, ensure proper financial record keeping and reporting, and to work with the Management Committee to use the financial resources to further our vision and objectives. ​