Opportunities for volunteering with us
Make a difference - Volunteer for Wakefield
Volunteering is about giving your time to do something useful and in return, you can:
- Make a difference to local communities
- Learn new skills
- Meet new people
- Improve your career prospects
- Gain experience
- Help support keep local community groups and organisations going
- Feel a real sense of achievement
- Have fun!
We have a range of volunteering opportunities throughout the Council with services including sport, environment, young people, adults and learning including:
- School Governors
- One-off local litter picks
- Sports coaching
- Youth work
- Nominated adults for vulnerable young people and adults in custody
- Library volunteers
- Stewarding at Council galas and events
- Snow wardens
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch.
Volunteer fair - Friday 2 June
As part of National Volunteer Week from 1-7 June, a Volunteer Fair will take place in the Elizabethan gallery (next to Trinity Walk) in Wakefield on Friday 2 June from 10am until 3pm.
The fair offers the chance for people to come and learn about a range of exciting volunteering opportunities in your local community and with Wakefield Council.
Do you know a local hero?
The Wakefield Community Foundation is hosting an awards ceremony for local volunteers, and they need your nominations.
Visit their website for more details, and to nominate:
Read our volunteers' stories to find out how rewarding volunteering can be.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please download and complete the
Volunteering contact form and return it:
If you would like to speak to someone please call 01924 305391.
Volunteering with other organisations
We also work closely with partner organisations. Nova Wakefield District is the support organisation for the Third Sector, with
Or simply ask in your local community, there will be a community centre, brownie group, older people's club, conservation group or something which catches your interest and could make you and others feel better.