We help individuals and businesses in the Harrogate District to find volunteering opportunities. We also provide advice and support to groups which involve volunteers.
We are a registered charity and our service is completely free. Click below to find out how we can help you...
Ready Set Bake!
The Great British Bake Off has returned and so this week we've gone all cake themed.
There are lots of charities in the Harrogate & Ripon area who need brilliant bakers and top tea makers. The best thing about these roles is you not only get to sample the cakes but you also get to know some lovely people along the way. Click on the links below for more information.
Put your baking knowledge to good use by helping out in Ripon Community Link's Friday baking class. The class is led by a member of staff and volunteers are needed to provide a bit of extra support for someone learning to bake.
The Marigold Wellbeing Centre meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Saint Michael's Hospice. Volunteers provide a friendly face for people affected by cancer and help in serving tea and snacks.
Get kettle on! Berwick Grange home for the elderly are looking for volunteers to help with coffee mornings and prepearing afternoon tea. Different volunteers help each day so get in touch to find out which days volunteers are needed.
Join the Bilton Methodist Church once a month to prepare and serve lunch for 20 senior citizens. The Methodist Church have a regular team of lunch club helpers so you will be joining a friendly bunch of volunteers.
Tea and cake in a beautiful setting! Washburn Heritage Centre's award winning tearoom is open each weekend. Join the team of volunteers who keep the tea and cake flowing.
Lunch Club Helper
Help prepare a meal for up to 36 elderly people. The Starbeck Lunch Club takes place each Tuesday at midday. Meals consist of soup, a main course, a sweet and a cup of tea.
Each Monday Mind in Harrogate host a shared meal for up to 20 people who are struggling with mental health problems. For many this is the only time they have a shared meal. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal which could be anything from pasta and garlic bread to homemade stew and vegetables.
Or if none of those take your fancy search through our full listing of opportunities or pop in to the Volunteer Centre for some advice.
Nominations Now Open for the Volunteering Oscars 2015
Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business. Why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a Volunteering Oscar.
There are 16 nomination categories and shortlisted nominees will be invited to our annual Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony at the Old Swan Hotel on 30th October 2015.
Ripon in Wonderland
2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland. In honour of Ripon's connection with Lewis Carroll we have put together Ripon in Wonderland a guide to Alice themed events and activities in the Ripon community. Download the guide or pick up a free copy from venues round Ripon including the library, Museums and Community House.
If you would like further advice about volunteering in Ripon please contact us on 01423 509004 to arrange an appointment in Ripon.