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500 Food Actions for a Slice of Silver

As FoodWise Leeds, we work with people from across the city to deliver the Leeds Food Strategy. In ...

Added: 22/07/2024

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#TellTracy about Policing and Crime

Consultation on the new Police and Crime Plan has now begun and will run until October 2024. West Yo...

Added: 18/07/2024

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Become The Advonet Group’s new Communications Volunteer Assistant

The Advonet Group have an exciting new volunteering opportunity to work as part of a small Communica...

Added: 17/07/2024

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How are people ageing well in Leeds? – DPH Annual Report

‘Our Lives in Leeds’ is a powerful film about ageing, produced as part of the Director of Public...

Added: 17/07/2024

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Looking for female volunteers for a muscle health project

Fancy getting a free £250 worth of body composition and bone density scan (DEXA)? One visit to our research facilities is all you need to do.... We are seeking volunteers for a research project focusing on muscle and bone health in females, especially peri and post-menopausal.

Carnegie School of Sport, Headingley campus, Leeds Beckett University

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Community Action for Sustainable Transport

Interested in sustainable, accessible travel, car reduction, or air quality? Join us to learn from the recent successes of groups across Leeds working for a better and greener transport system 

Quaker Meeting House, Leeds

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Grants for organisations supporting people in poverty through LCCT, deadline: noon 16/7/24

UK SHARED PROSPERITY FUND: GRANTS AVAILABLE (apply by 12 noon tomorrow) for items, food to support p...

Added: 15/07/2024

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I have to say the volunteers have been amazing. The majority of the volunteers we are working with are giving feedback to say they love what they’re doing. It’s helping them because they’re getting out of the house and they’re interacting with people, doing something good to contribute to the community.

I absolutely love working at Cross Gates and District Neighbourhood Network. I really enjoy my role and I am very proud and privileged to work with such committed and caring people and supporting people in the community.

Volunteering gives you a purpose. It’s good to help people. It gives the people who you’re supporting a window to the outside world. It’s very satisfying to be able to give something back. It’s not what I thought it was. It was a mixture of doing it for me – so I wasn’t locked in the house, whilst helping others at the same time. I would say do it.

Even though you think you know your city, you don’t really know your city until something like this crisis happens. There’s a lot of poverty and so the impact for me is being more aware of the city and the people that live in it.

If I were to sum up how I have found volunteering, I would say, it’s been rewarding, fulfilling and fun!

What I have most enjoyed about volunteering is how nice everyone has been, from organisers to other volunteers to the people receiving help.

At Home-Start Leeds we value the time and support our volunteers have given to our families… Our service would not exist without volunteers.

Thanks to our amazing team of volunteers! You have kept our Service Users smiling and “feeling cared for” through the pandemic.

A big Thank You to all of our amazing volunteers! We appreciate you and everything you do for us!

Discover some of the key groups advocating on behalf of the third sector in Leeds


There are number of different forums and networks in Leeds which help the third sector have ‘voice and influence’ when it comes to making decisions for the City.

Find out more about these groups and how you, or your organisation could get involved.

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