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I Want to Volunteer

I Want to Volunteer

Welcome to the Volunteer Centre at HARCVS

We help individuals and businesses in the Harrogate District to find volunteering opportunities. 


Christmas Volunteering


Host an International Student

Give the gift of Christmas! Welcome into your home an adult international student or two for 4 days over the Christmas period. Learn about their culture and show them your local area and traditions. Why not make a student feel part of your family for just a short time. Contact Kimberley Brough, Cultural Exchange Christmas Short Term Host UK Coordinator, 020 7739 6292,

Wesley Chapel Christmas Day Lunch
Home alone on Christmas Day? Nobody to share your lunch with? Why not come along to Wesley Chapel and volunteer to be a ‘Host’ or ‘Driver’ on the day that they hold their Christmas Day Lunch.  Hosts duties include meeting and greeting, act as waiters, serve food and wash up. Drivers act as chauffeurs for the day, picking up and drop off clients from 10.15am – 3pm. Contact Philip Goodwin on 01423 563990.

Berwick Grange (Methodist Homes for the Aged) is situated on Wetherby Road, behind Kingswood Doctors surgery.  The residents are living with dementia and the home would like volunteers who genuinely care for the elderly. Many of the residents would love someone to visit them on Christmas Day. Contact Mr Siva Sivandarajah on 01423 880194 or email

BUPA - The Crest
Are a 31 bed residential home for residents with dementia on Rutland Drive, Harrogate. Their clients enjoy a varied activities programme but would greatly benefit from visitors especially at Christmas. Contact Richard Raine-Ellerker, 01423 563113 or email

Young at Heart

The nights are drawing in and Autumn is upon us. What will you do to keep yourself busy and entertained on those long dark evenings and weekends? Why not keep active by joining a Youth group or club to while away the winter blues?

Volunteer in the Great Outdoors

The summer months enhance our love of being outdoors and there are a variety of outdoor volunteering opportunities across the Harrogate District! 

'Back to School' Volunteering

Now that the long summer days are fading fast and the kids have gone back to school, you may find yourself with a little time on your hands. So we’ve pulled together a selection of flexible opportunities which you could do from home or during term time.