The Next Round of People Helping People Networks is Kicking off in Marsden on July 18th
People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises, and are often combined with another local event such as a Ward Forum, community celebration or workshop. We run them a couple of times a year in each of the 4 areas of Kirklees and try to hold each one in a different community.
Marsden Mechanics, July 18th, 6pm to 9pm
The next round of network meetings will be kicking off in Marsden on July 18th and will be hosted by the ward councillors, Rob Walker, Nell Griffiths and Lesley Warner as part of their Ward Forum. As well as featuring vital community updates on things like neighbourhood policing, household waste and recycling, and Locala baby weigh-in clinics, it will focus on helping you get more funding, find more volunteers, and upskill your team. And there’ll be time for sharing, networking and making connections.
After Marsden, PHP will be heading for North Kirklees and will be joining the celebration event for community groups who’ve been funded by the Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike Ward budgets at Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th July. This meeting will focus on how to develop ideas, take the next steps and get more funding.
And then we’ll be visiting Dewsbury to look at crowdfunding with Dewsbury Soup and recruiting more volunteers with Volunteering Kirklees.
Two Vacancies for People with Business, Marketing or Income Generation Expertise
We currently have 2 vacancies within the Home-Start Kirklees board of trustees following the retirement of a long standing member and a recent resignation. To ensure that we consistently remain quorate across committee meetings, we are seeking the skills and experience needed to complement our existing members, therefore we would be most interested in hearing from potential trustees who would fit within the following areas of expertise:-
Knowledge and experience of either corporate or small business,
Social media and marketing
Fundraising and generating income
We would particularly welcome volunteers from the following demographic population:-
Resides or works within the North Kirklees area (Dewsbury, Batley, Spen areas)
Representative of the BME population
A commitment to the role would entail attending a monthly board meeting and a quarterly sub-committee meeting as well as leading on specific items in-between meetings as and when dependent upon need.
A full induction will be offered as well as travel expenses to meetings
For further information, please contact Kerri Flanagan, Director, on 01484 421925
Our team at Volunteering Kirklees are gearing up for this year’s Volunteers’ Week at the beginning of June & already have a number of events planned, including:
A Volunteers’ Week Fair on Tuesday 4th June at the Huddersfield Mission with over 30 groups attending to promote their volunteering opportunities & recruit volunteers. We don’t currently have space for any other groups or charities to attend, but have a waiting list.
A Mini-Volunteering Fair on Thursday 6th June at Dewsbury Library. We have space for 3 more groups who are looking for volunteers.
The Great Volunteer Get Together on Saturday 8th June at Mirfield Showground. This is an invite-only event to celebrate and thank 150 Kirklees volunteers with entertainment, cake and fizz.
Volunteer Management Conference on Wednesday 12th June – This year’s annual conference ‘Leading the Way” in Volunteering will focus on developing skills and good practice for Volunteer Managers/Coordinators. Colleagues from the public and third sector will hear about how they can improve their own skills to work effectively with volunteers. This event is for people from across these sectors working with or planning to work with volunteers. Find out more & book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteering-kirklees-conference-2019-leading-the-way-tickets-60048445517