Join Harrogate District's
Tour de Force
Give a little time volunteering!
Kate & Lorraine enjoying Le Tour
The build up to the Tour de Yorkshire and the weekend itself showcased the very best that Harrogate district has to offer. Communities came together to decorate everything in Le Tour colours, create stunning works of art, host amazing festivals and parties and offer a warm welcome to everyone who wanted to be part of this once in a lifetime celebration. Volunteer Tourmakers played a vital role helping eveyone to stay safe and enjoy the weekend.
If being or seeing a Tourmaker inspired you then we have hundreds of different ways you can volunteer. There's bound to be something that interests you.
You can Search for a Volunteering Opportunity on our website.
If you love sport and being active, here are a few opportunities which may suit you.
If you think you would enjoy helping someone else to volunteer, why not find out more about becoming a volunteer mentor? Mentors can help people who may lack confidence and need a little extra support to start volunteering.
We're running free Introduction to Mentoring sessions during the year.
If you're interested and would like to find out more, please call Sue in the Volunteer Centre on 01423 509004 or email
VOLUNTEERING OSCARS 2014
The Harrogate and Ripon Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce that the 7th annual Harrogate District Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony will be held 31st October 2014 at the Swan Hotel in Harrogate, to celebrate the tremendous work done by volunteers in our community by such a diverse group of people of all ages, whilst recognising those who have gone the extra mile and thanking them for all that they do. The awards are organised by former Mayor of Harrogate Coun John Fox together with the Harrogate Advertiser Series and the Harrogate and Ripon CVS.
Once again this year, we would like to have your support and involvement with the event and your contribution to the recognition of our volunteers in the community. We are seeking nominations from all sectors of the community, and all areas in the Harrogate district, including Ripon, Nidderdale, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Masham. To nominate a candidate for a Volunteer Oscar, simply CLICK HERE, then click on one, or several, of the categories.
A new Wildlife Volunteer category joins categories for Young Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year, Environment Volunteer of the Year, Sports Volunteer, Unsung Heroes in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Boroughbridge and Nidderdale, New Volunteer of the Year, Trustee of the Year, Organisation of the Year, Corporate Engagement Award, Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer.
Closing dates for nominations is Monday 13th of October at noon. Join us to celebrate the tremendous work done by volunteers that make the distric a much better place to live because of their contribution!
FREE 11 week course
for people thinking about volunteering
We are working in partnership with the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) to run a free 11 week course for people who want to explore volunteering and improve their skills and confidence.
Over the 11 weeks we will look at:
- Roles and responsibilities
- Improving communication skills
- Equality & diversity
- Exploring options
- Recognising your skills and what you can offer.
This course is free and open to anyone who would either like a bit more support to get started in volunteering or would like to meet some fellow new volunteers.