(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

Switchboard Tel :01484 515086

Referrals Tel: 01484 340034 (between 10am and 4pm only)


Why volunteer ?

Our volunteers tell us

“I get the chance to give something back to the community”

“I like knowing I have made a valuable contribution to the quality of life of people in crisis”

“It’s helped me develop new skills and build on my experience and knowledge”

“I’ve had the chance to meet new people and make new friends”

What are the benefits to the Welcome Centre of involving volunteers?

  •        Volunteers are essential in order to meet the ever-increasing need for our services

  •        Volunteers bring a different perspective to our work, often one that reflects the views of the local community

  •        They bring credibility to our organisation by giving their time for free which suggests that the work we do is of value to the local population

  •        Volunteers can help to extend services we currently offer

  •        Members of the public are more likely to identify with members of their own community, particularly if those communities are seldom heard.

What are the benefits for our volunteers?

  • Volunteer opportunities can provide new challenges and enable you to learn new skills

  • Volunteering can be a stepping stone into employment or training opportunities

  • By donating their time, volunteers can ‘give something back’ to the community

  • Volunteering can provide opportunities to meet like-minded people

  • Volunteering can provide an opportunity to be involved with something interesting, absorbing and rewarding

  • For those who are retired, volunteering allows you to keep involved in society

  • Volunteering can improve confidence, health and wellbeing!

  • As part of our supported volunteering project, volunteers are offered tailored support with CV’s, job applications, training opportunities and advice and support to achieve their individual goals

What’s involved?

Every day, our volunteers who work in the store or at the warehouse may :

  • Take in donations

  • Sort donations

  • Make up the packs

  • Prepare stock

  • Meet clients collecting packs at reception

  • Take referrals by phone

  • Collect surplus food from local businesses

  • Manage different areas e.g. home starter, bedding