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8 ideal volunteer jobs currently up for grabs in Leeds if you love to help out

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities up for grabs around Leeds
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities up for grabs around Leeds

Do you enjoy lending a helping hand?

These volunteer positions currently up for grabs in Leeds promise to come with reward of knowing you’ve made a difference and helped to support a worthy cause.

Puppy Walker, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Are you a big dog lover?

As a puppy walker, you will be tasked with raising a pup in your own home from the age of around eight weeks old until they start their formal guide dog training at 12 to 15 months of age.

You will be responsible for feeding, training and caring for a puppy’s needs on a daily basis and help familiarise the pooch with different environments.

Apply here: guidedogs.org.uk

Hospital Radio, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Help to bring a bit of joy and entertainment to patients at Leeds Teaching Hospitals by assisting with the running of the hospital radio, where you can get involved in a radio programme presentation and assist in collecting record requests from patients.

Apply here: jobs.leedsth.nhs.uk

Volunteer Gardener, Candlelighters

Ideal for those who love spending time in the garden, this volunteer role involves helping out with maintenance duties at The Candlelighters Cottage, which will serve as a home from home for families whose children are receiving cancer treatment at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Duties include planting, weeding and pruning, so a good level of fitness is required along with previous gardening experience.

Apply here: charityjob.co.uk

Oxfam Online Fashion Volunteer, Oxfam Headingley

Do you have a passion for fashion and a keen eye for detail?

Oxfam are looking for fashion savvy volunteers to help out at their Headingley store, assisting in identifying desirable items for listing online.

Basic computer and photography skills are required, along with the ability to work under your own initiative.

Apply here: indeed.co.uk

Play scheme Volunteers, Leeds Mencap

Leeds Mencap are seeking friendly and approachable volunteers to help out on their school holiday play schemes for children with learning disabilities, where you can get involved in a range of fun activities and games, as well as day trips to attractions such as the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and The Deep.

Apply here: charityjob.co.uk

Towpath Taskforce, Canal & River Trust

On the third Friday of every month, between 9.30 am and 1pm along the waterfront in Leeds, you can get involved in an enjoyable day tackling a variety of tasks to preserve the surroundings of the city’s canal.

From lock painting and clearing of vegetation, to litter picking and removing graffiti, it promises to be a practical but rewarding effort.

Apply here: canalrivertrust.org.uk

Ward Shopper Volunteer, St Gemma’s Hospice

Want to make a small difference to a patient’s experience at St Gemma’s?

The hospice are seeking volunteers to fulfil patient’s shopping requests for a couple of hours each Thursday, buying the items they desire (which will be fully reimbursed) and delivering them back to the Moors Ward and the Dales Ward.

Apply here: recruitment.st-gemma.co.uk

Circus Club Assistant, Leeds Children’s Circus

Fancy learning some new tricks?

Leeds Children’s Circus are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with various circus skills at their youth club, for youngsters aged between six and 14 years old.

No previous circus experience is required as training will be provided, but a willingness to learn is a must.

Apply here: vcconnectsystem.org.uk