supporting voluntary and community action
(c) Keighley & District Volunteer Centre 2015 Registered Charity No: 1090144
How can we help?
We can provide you with up to date information about current volunteering vacancies in your area.
What is a volunteer?
A person who gives their time freely to a worthwhile cause.
There are lots of benefits to volunteering including giving something back to your local community, enhancing career prospects, gaining skills and experience, meeting new people and making friends.
“My conservation volunteering can be hard work, but I really enjoy the physical side, it keeps me fit!”
“I enjoy volunteering, I like to help other people and it keeps me busy. I have also become more confident.”
“I really enjoy coming here and working with the ladies in the kitchen. Volunteering keeps me busy during the week.”
“I look forward to meeting up with my friends and having a chat at work.’’
“I really enjoy volunteering here. I look after one of the members who needs support to do activities.”
“I just love being with people and I like to be useful! All the staff are really nice here and I like to socialise”.
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Who can volunteer?
Everyone has a right to volunteer, regardless of race, religion, age, sexuality, background or political beliefs. We aim to create a resource of volunteers who reflect the diversity of our community.
How much time do I have to give?
You can give as much or as little time as you like. It could be a couple of hours per week or several days, it all depends on how much time you have available.
Will I get my expenses paid?
Most organisations will reimburse out of pocket expenses. This includes bus or train fares and mileage costs. Many places will also reimburse lunch costs if you work over four hours per day.
Where can I volunteer and what can I do?
There are hundreds of opportunities available within a wide variety of organisations.