Volunteering


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.

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:  

Volunteer at Pontefract Castle

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 volunteering opportunities.

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.

Contact us

Communities

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 305391

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