How to volunteer
We welcome volunteers to work with us and are proud of the work they do in the College. We treat volunteers as part of the team and see them as equal partners in the running of the College.
Many of our volunteers had started as leaners in the College. We encourage all potential volunteers to do at least one course with us first.
To see if you want to volunteer please get in touch with us either by phone or email and we will arrange an appointment with you. We will discuss the role you wish to undertake, your skill set and any training you may need to do.
Once you are ready to volunteer you will need to apply for a volunteer application pack.
As part of this process, you will need a DBS check and two references. We will support you with the process of volunteering and with the application pack so don’t worry about filling out forms, we will help and check it with you. You may be asked some questions by our Occupational Health Team to make sure you are OK to volunteer and that we can meet any health needs you may have.
Volunteering at the Recovery College Kirklees is an amazing experience and brings with it so many benefits. I love meeting new people and on every course there is a real mix of people from all walks of life with interesting stories to share. The main reason I love going to the college is it is such a safe space with a relaxed atmosphere where people feel happy to be themselves without fear of judgement from others. I genuinely look forward to going every week to co-facilitate the evening WRAP sessions, not only because of the group we are supporting but also because of the two wonderful people I co-facilitate alongside. – Tom
I enjoy and love volunteering at the Recovery College because it gives me a chance to give back, a chance to positively make a difference, to someone’s wellbeing and to also help give me a distraction, inclusion and direction. I also make some great new friends. – Michael
When I was originally approached to volunteer with the Recovery College I didn’t know what to expect. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to help people and give back to the community. In this time, the college has helped me grow as a person and develop skills I didn’t know I had. It’s been a long walk to get where I am now, and volunteering has helped a lot with that. – Elliot