If you’ve ever thought about volunteering, the Big Help Out is back and now’s the time to find out more.

The Big Help Out is coming to Kirklees on Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9 and there will be lots of great taster volunteering activities across Kirklees.

You will also have the opportunity to find out more about some fantastic charities and organisations doing good things in the local area.

Becky Bracey, volunteer services lead at Third Sector Leaders in Kirklees, said: “We are delighted that the Big Help Out is back to showcase some fantastic ways to volunteer in our local community.

“People often tell us they don’t have time to help; but volunteering has changed and there are now so many ways to volunteer that are flexible and still make a difference.

“We know that volunteering has lots of benefits for the volunteer too, including making new connections, improving wellbeing and boosting your CV.

“We hope the Big Help Out will inspire more people to get involved in volunteering in Kirklees.”



Here’s some examples of how you can lend a hand in Huddersfield:

Uniform Exchange in Lockwood is the school uniform bank for Kirklees – they help over 3,500 children with uniforms, coats and shoes. Join them for a taster volunteer session on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th June 10am-2pm each day.

Have a go at some practical tasks such as sorting and folding donations and find out more about what they do. Travel expenses and snacks provided. Book your place here.

Thread Republic are a volunteer-run fashion and textiles hub promoting sustainability, creativity and wellbeing.

Join their Big Fabric Sort Out on Sunday June 9 11am-3pm at their Textile Hub on the Piazza in Huddersfield town centre. Volunteer for as much or as little as you like, refreshments are provided. Book your place here.

Join in the Big Help Out at Milnsbridge Village Hall (HD3 4JY), on Saturday June 8 10am-2pm.

There will be 20 local voluntary organisations promoting what they do and lots of family friendly activities with sunflower planting, quizzes and sandwiches, cakes and drinks. No need to book, just pop in!



The Royal Voluntary Service is opening its doors and inviting people from in and around Kirklees to find out more about volunteering with the charity’s Home Library Service.

On Thursday June 6 from 10am-1pm people will be able to drop into Cleckheaton Library to find out more.

Take part in a Volunteer Taster Day at Skelmanthorpe Community Centre on Saturday June 8. Come along any time between 10am and 3pm to find out more about what’s going on in your local area and how to get involved.

You can also help out on the day with some practical activities – lend a hand with a litter pick or grab a paintbrush! Or just come for a chat and a cuppa. Free Refreshments available, just drop by or find out more here.

To find out more about volunteering in Kirklees go to the TSL website HERE or e-mail volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk or Tel/Text/Whatsapp: 07776 588691.