Third Sector Leaders Kirklees (TSL) have provided information on how to get involved in local charities and volunteering in a safe way throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
People can still get involved in local charities and volunteering but the government have outlined guidance on how to do so safely. Government guidance states that people should try to volunteer from home unless it is not possible to do so.
Volunteering outside the home should follow other government guidance such as self-isolation and social distancing rules and is in line with the rest of lockdown rules. For example, charity shops are not open at the moment to adhere to lockdown rules.
If you do volunteer outside your home, to ensure safety for everyone you should stay local, wear a face covering, and ensure wherever you are that it is in line with government guidelines.
TSL Kirklees commented that they only have a few opportunities for volunteering from home lately. However, they will add more to their website over the coming weeks.
Current volunteer from home opportunities include helping fundraising, welfare checks, call companions among more. To explore their volunteering opportunities, you can go to their ‘I want to Volunteer page’
‘#Give local’ was a successful campaign by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees over winter and Christmas. They have recently decided to continue the campaign throughout 2021. On their website, they have a detailed list of ways you can support local charities, community groups while staying safe and at home during the lockdown.
For example, you can donate money, food, toiletries and other essential items to local; foodbanks. You can support local charities on social media and supporting their fundraising appeals too.
You can find a list of local Kirklees charities and community groups on TSL Kirklees Website here.
Recipes From Home
A way to get creative and help out charities is with Third Sector Leaders Kirklees new cookbook. TSL Kirklees produced 30 easy to follow recipes with local community groups and charities.
All profits from the cookbook sales will go to the six groups involved in the production of the book, as follows:
- Crosland Moor Cooks (Oak Primary School)
- Men’s Matters “Library Takeaway” group (Dalton Library)
- A Taste of DASH
- Home-Start Mums
- Ravensthorpe Rosoi (Ravensthorpe Community Centre)
- Worth Cooking – Worth Unlimited, Lowerhouses
You can purchase the cookbook with a charitable donation of £5 and you have the option to leave a note saying which of the 6 groups you would like your contribution to go towards.
You can get involved and buy the cookbook here