Volunteers’ Week 2019

Volunteers‘ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place in the first week of June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.

Here are a few ideas for how you can volunteer locally this June

Growing Newsome are looking for more volunteers to join in at their friendly Community Allotment. Could you help for an hour or two each week with digging, weeding or sitting down sowing seeds? Or can you help out with a one-off task such as driving to fetch some compost?

Berry Brow Carnival rely on volunteers to help get ready for the carnival, look after people on the day and tidy up afterwards. Could you help by baking a cake or doing some stewarding?

River Holme Connections are busy mapping the river’s catchment area, to help with nature conservation. Could you help to survey birds, invasive plants and water features along the river? Continue reading “Volunteers’ Week 2019”

Could you be a Reading Friend in Newsome? Training is available

Are you interested in becoming a Reading Friend for a local school? Hillside Primary School, Newsome Junior School and Berry Brow Infants School are looking for new Reading Friends.

Reading Friends is a paired reading project which involves adult volunteers giving up an hour of their time per week to read with pupils in Kirklees schools.  During the hour, volunteers will support two pupils for the duration of a term (on average, 8 to 10 weeks).

Training is available, which generally takes place across 4 weeks (one morning per week). Volunteers will also be given advice about how to complete safeguarding courses online.

The training is free to participants who are aged 19+ and who are not employed by the school.This includes parents, relatives and community members.

If you’re interested in putting your name on the list for training please contact Helen Scally at Castle Community Hub:

Email: castlecommunityhub@kirkleeseducation.uk or call 07578 044989.

The training will go ahead if 10 people volunteer.

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