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Age UK shops seek volunteers

As part of Age UK’s No one should have no one at Christmas campaign, the Age UK shops in Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton, and Helmsley are appealing to people in Ryedale who would like to connect with their community through volunteering. These shops are hoping to attract new volunteers who would like to meet new people […]

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Ryedale Carers Support needs volunteers

Ryedale Carers Support has launched an appeal for new volunteers to help them combat loneliness and isolation. The charity’s community development worker Sarah Lally-Marley said: The shorter days and colder weather can make it harder to get out and about and many will feel increasingly lonely and isolated, particularly those living in rural areas with […]

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Practical action to boost recycling – join us next Tuesday!

Got two hours spare? That’s all it takes to help save huge quantities of aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show, according to Helmsley resident and Green town councillor Erica Rose. She is organising a group of volunteers to go along after the Show ends on July 26th and retrieve recyclables […]

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National trail volunteers' weekend on the Cleveland Way

National Trails Volunteers’ Weekend

On 6-8 November, the North York Moors National Park and Cleveland Way Partnership hosted a National Trail Volunteers’ weekend at Larpool Hall, Whitby. Attended by 35 people from nearly all the National Trails across England and Wales, the fun packed weekend provided an opportunity to exchange best practice, develop new thinking and celebrate volunteering. Malcolm […]

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New member wanted for National Park Authority

The search is on for someone to join the North York Moors National Park Authority’s team of Members – an influential group of people who play a major role in shaping the direction of the Authority. The appointment will be made by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon […]

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Advocacy volunteers needed

Advocacy Alliance is a voluntary organisation, established in 1990 to provide free, independent and confidential advocacy to empower individuals and enable them to have their voice heard. It involves a small team of staff who manage and develop advocacy throughout the Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale areas. Why do People Need the Help of Advocacy? […]

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North Yorkshire Police seek volunteers

North Yorkshire Police are looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country. They carry out various roles from ensuring vehicles […]

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Helmsley fundraisers among those honoured by hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice has honoured its loyal Ryedale volunteers who have supported it for the past 30 years. The stalwarts are being awarded an engraved glass shield. Among those receiving awards are members from the Helmsley support group, including Rita Brown, who first started fundraising door-to-door with a charity Christmas card catalogue, but then started […]

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Helmsley library needs more volunteers

Helmsley Library is hoping to recruit more volunteers to join the team who keep the library open on Friday afternoons. Depending on North Yorkshire County Council’s decision on the allocation of resources, the library may become a community venture and will need even more volunteers. So if you value having a library in Helmsley, now […]

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Special people wanted by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police Service is on the hunt for people with that “Special” quality, as the Service launches its campaign to recruit a new intake of Special Constables. Special Constables are volunteers, who commit at least four hours of their time per week to keeping communities safe. “Specials” go through a rigorous training programme before […]

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Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors who are a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit […]

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People needed for LEADER Executive Group

The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme is seeking 11 representatives from the voluntary and private sectors to join an Executive Group that will decide how a pot of around £3 million can best be spent. Proposals for a new LEADER Programme to run for six years from 1 January 2015 were […]

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Flexible volunteering at Nunnington Hall

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Want to meet people and be part of a team? Our nearest National Trust property, Nunnington Hall, now has  29 different roles for volunteers in all areas of the property from marketing and conservation to events and gardening. Flexible times and involvement in temporary projects can […]

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Exciting news for local Young Carers & Adult Carers Services

Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource have been awarded a new 3 year contract to deliver carers information and advice services over Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale, for both Young Carer and Adult Carers services. Siân Balsom, Chairperson, said “This is great news for all unpaid family carers; we are delighted at being able to continue delivering […]

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Help and support for Carers

Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource (SRCR) is supporting this year’s Carers Week (9th – 15th June) by holding information events in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. There will be an information and awareness stand at Malton library on Tuesday 10th from 10.30-2.30pm. We can also be found at Scarborough library on Thursday 12th June and at […]

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Local Support and Development Charities announce merger

Leading local charities, Ryedale Voluntary Action and Seachange Community Trust, have announced their formal merger to become Coast and Vale Community Action which is to take place on 1st April 2014. The Boards of both organisations believe that they will be better able to support the development of a thriving and resilient voluntary, community and […]

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Police Support Volunteer Opportunities

You may have recently seen an advertising campaign to recruit more volunteers for North Yorkshire Police. The Force is now involving an increasing number of volunteers to provide added value to the excellent work already carried out by both Officers and Staff. Our volunteers already undertake various interesting and challenging roles within the Force from […]

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New opportunities to volunteer with the National Park

The North York Moors National Park is increasing the range of volunteer opportunities it offers and is inviting interested people to an Open Day on 12 March 2014 to find out more. Traditionally volunteers with the National Park have got involved in conservation projects and work to improve the network of footpaths and bridleways in […]

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New Ryedale Sight Support group seeks members

Would you like to be part of an exciting opportunity to join with a group of others to form the new Friends of Sight Support? Sight Support Ryedale, the local charity supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, is developing a new ‘Friends’ group to help increase their fundraising activities, and would be delighted […]

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Call goes out for volunteers for Helmsley free arts festival

Volunteers are needed to support a free arts festival in Helmsley. Building on the success of last year’s Littlefest, the event will take place again in September. Littlefest, held in conjunction with the York Theatre Royal’s On Our Turf project, included live music, theatre, storytelling and craft activities, filling venues such as Scott’s fish and […]

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Special Constable recruitment campaign in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire residents have the chance to make a positive difference in their communities by volunteering as a Special Constable. On 13 January 2014 Chief Constable Dave Jones and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, launched a force-wide campaign to bolster the ranks of Special Constables: trained volunteers who work alongside and […]

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Duke of York’s Community Initiative for Yorkshire

At the beginning of every new year a prestigious royal award scheme starts afresh its search to seek out, reward and support outstanding community organisations. The Duke of York’s Community Initiative strives to recognise the work carried out by Yorkshire based charities and community groups that in one way or another make a real difference […]

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New Year, Renewed Hope at Oxfam Helmsley

At the turn of each year, we often get to thinking of those things we would have liked to have done and make a resolution to fulfil one or more personal ambitions in the year ahead – to lose weight; to wash the car more often; sign up for that class, do something for our […]

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Young Adult Carers event – 15th January

As you may be aware Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource were awarded a 4 year BIG lottery grant, to support Young Adult Carers 18-35yrs, who are looking after someone with a physical or mental illness or disability. We are very keen to celebrate our work with Young Adult Carers over the last year and we […]

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