Call for volunteers at Holbeck Together

I’m Chris Bulmer, the new Volunteer Coordinator at Holbeck Together.

I’m responsible for recruiting and managing our amazing team of volunteers. With our services growing I’ll be developing our volunteer recruitment and roles to meet our needs and enhance volunteers’ skills.

St Matthew’s Community Centre is the focal point for many of the volunteering activities including lunch clubs, coffee mornings and social groups alongside other community based roles such as food deliveries, shopping trips, group outings and befriending.

I enjoy meeting and speaking to volunteers from many different backgrounds and ages who want to give their time to help others and in return gain a lot from what they do.

Holbeck Together could not exist and do what we do without volunteers, so reaching new people and organisations that can offer help is a key part of my role.

We are extremely grateful to our current and previous volunteers for all their support over more than two decades. Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits to communities and individuals and we aim to enhance the skills of all our volunteers whilst giving them a positive, enjoyable experience.

We require volunteers across a range of services including catering/food provision, transport, befriending, social activities, retail and more. A full list of our volunteer roles and requirements can be accessed on our website at /volunteering where you can apply by completing the application form or contacting us directly.

Time commitment is flexible – it can be as little as two hours per week. We aim to match applicants with the right volunteer roles based on their availability, skills and experience and you do not need any formal qualifications.
We are looking for people who want to help the older people and families that we support and training is provided for all volunteers. We cover out of pocket expenses and the cost of DBS checks.

We encourage interest from applicants of all backgrounds, people who may or may not have volunteered before, would like to gain or develop their skills/experience, and want to use their time to help others in the local community.

We also welcome help from businesses and employees who may want to offer their time and skills to support our services.

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about volunteering opportunities, please contact Chris Bulmer by calling the Holbeck Together office on (0113) 245 5553 or emailing


This post was written by Chris Bulmer

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