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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. 


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?

Do you enjoy working with young people? Volunteers are needed every Wednesday evening during term times from 7-9 to help at Allhallowgate Drop In Centre. All sessions are for young people (aged13-18) in Ripon and held at the Methodist Church. They offer a variety of activities including snooker, Wii, Nintendo and even fishing! Your role would be to enable the young people to enjoy the session and get the most from it, and perhaps provide a listening ear if they are facing any issues.

You will have the chance to make a valuable contribution to the lives of girls and young women by volunteering with Girlguiding UK on a weekly basis at one of their units. Ages range from Rainbows 5 - 7, Brownies 7 - 10, Guides 10 - 14 and Senior section 14 - 25.  Girlguiding values the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring.  

Jennyfield Styan Community Centre are looking for a Junior Youth Club Volunteer who is enthusiastic and enjoys working with young people aged 8 -12 years. The Activ8Junior Club runs every Wednesday during term-time from 6.00 - 8.00pm. They work with young people in a variety of ways such as arts and crafts, sporting activities etc. Come and have some fun!

Become Group Scout Leader and manage one of the Scout Groups in (Harrogate & Nidderdale District). As a Leader you will play a vital role in the development of young people and give you the chance to make a big impact and help them achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials. Scouts covers the age range from 6-25 in 5 sections for girls as well as boys.  There are volunteering vacancies across the Harrogate area and Pateley Bridge, Knaresborough and Marston Moor near York on a weekly term time basis with occasional weekends. Activity programmes are based on the themes of Outdoors and Adventure, World and Skills through which young people can gain experience in such activities as camping, climbing, water, air and other land based activities.

Harrogate Gateway Club provides a social and Leisure facility in Harrogate for people with learning disabilities. Volunteers are welcome to come along to listen and talk to the members and join in with our weekly activities. Activities range from Bingo, raffles, quizzes, disco and various themed evenings. We also offer day trips for example to Blackpool to see the illuminations or Knowsley Safari Park. Our aim is to provide a friendly, safe environment where everyone can feel equal and enjoy themselves. The Gateway Club meets on Mondays between 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm at The Wesley Centre, Oxford Street, Harrogate. Do come and join us.

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.