Category Archives: Volunteers

Local volunteers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in Calderdale’s 50th birthday and its biggest ever celebration of culture. There are just weeks to go until Calderdale turns 50 on 1 April 2024, and excitement is building for the showstopping Year of Culture(external link) (CultureDale) that will mark this milestone. Calderdale Council has launched… read more … about Be a CultureDale volunteer in a role like no other>>

Getting creative at the Light Up the Valley event in Mytholmroyd

Calderdale Council is looking for people to get involved in a unique volunteering opportunity – to be part of the team at what’s said to be the world’s tallest folly. At 77 metres tall, Wainhouse Tower has dominated the Halifax skyline for almost 150 years and offers stunning panoramic views of the local landscape. The… read more … about Bring Calderdale’s history to life with new volunteering opportunity>>

Wainhouse Tower

The Christmas school holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale are once again able to enjoy exciting activities, all including a free, nutritious warm meal, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the Community Foundation… read more … about Make it a Healthy Holidays season>>

Child watching the pantomime at the Victoria Theatre

A programme of tree planting has been taking place at Council-owned sites across Calderdale, with support from local schools and businesses. National Tree Week takes place each year in late November/early December, marking the start of the winter planting season. To support this initiative, the Council facilitated the planting of 300 trees on the boundary… read more … about Tree planting programme takes root>>

Cllr Scott Patient with spade digging as part of tree planting at Park Wood

Local community and voluntary sector groups in Calderdale are invited to apply for two grant schemes, providing significant funding to help them support some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. Calderdale Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough, providing a range of benefits,… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

A team of volunteers who look after Calderdale’s beautiful countryside have won a prestigious award. The Calderdale Countryside Volunteers came top in the Nature Recovery category at the South Pennines Park Awards on Friday 26 May at The Piece Hall, Halifax. The awards celebrate nature and the diverse landscape within the South Pennines Park, which… read more … about Calderdale volunteers awarded for countryside protection>>

The amazing difference that Calderdale volunteers make to people and places across the borough will be celebrated during national Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2023). Calderdale has a long and proud history of volunteering and kindness. There are more than 800 charities and non-profit organisations running everything from community theatre that supports people’s entertainment and wellbeing,… read more … about Thanking Calderdale volunteers for their kindness>>

Volunteers logo with image of group outdoors

An extensive programme of improvement work is taking place at Shroggs Park in north Halifax making the park more attractive and welcoming for all. Shroggs Park is a large green space and woodland area just outside Halifax town centre. It’s a popular facility and welcomes visitors all year round, including over 100 runners every weekend… read more … about Park improvements to benefit local communities>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Calderdale Council is reviewing its commitment to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, to build strong partnerships with providers and recognise their important contribution. Calderdale Council has a proud record of supporting and working in partnership with a thriving and resilient VCSE sector. In recent years, the importance of the sector has been… read more … about Supporting strong and resilient community organisations>>

Cllr Patient