Volunteering - administration and business support

When we’re working with children, young people and families it’s important that our colleagues have the highest quality support.

We have a number of administration roles as well as minute takers opportunities. There are also roles known as “light touch” ones which cover a variety of different jobs with a range of teams across our services.

We’ve gathered together those roles here.

After a brief description of the role you’ll see a link to the website of the organisation that offers those opportunities so you can find out more and apply for available roles

Volunteer roles

Trustee role vacancy with Home-Start Kirklees 

We are currently looking to expand our Board of Trustees. A Trustee is a volunteer who shares responsibility for ensuring Home-Start Kirklees is working effectively and within charity law. We are keen to have a diverse range of skills and outlooks on the Board and would welcome interest from people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities (aged 18 and above). You will be supported by an experienced trustee.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you or you would like more information, please email info@homestart-kirklees.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion or contact the office on 01484 421925.


“Light touch” volunteer roles

You will have a diverse friendly role that allows flexibility.  You will be able to take up opportunities to meet different service leads and initiatives. The role allows you to gain new skills. Key tasks include:

  • Ability to speak with with service users/ carers /managers and public.
  • Attend meetings / facilitate/ fund raise/ interview panels /welcome events   

For more information and to apply – volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk

Minute takers

Volunteer minute takers attend board meetings and sub-committee meetings to note discussions and decisions made and write up the minutes for circulation. The meetings are planned in advance on a regular cycle and the volunteer minute taker would have preference over which meetings are convenient to attend. There is no expectation that one volunteer would cover all the planned meetings.  Some minute taking experience would be preferable.  

For more information and to apply – telephone 01484 421925 or e-mail info@homestart-kirklees.org.uk

Paperwork Management

This role provides support to scan all paperwork and upload to service users’ files on the SystmOne computer records system and archived appropriately and securely.

For more information and to apply – volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk



Administration Support at Kirklees Recovery College

This role helps in a variety of ways at Kirklees Recovery College. You will assist with admin duties such as scanning and filling, setting up rooms for courses and workshops, and helping distribute college materials and prospectuses. You will also have the chance to get involved in designing promotional materials and ensuring promotional spaces are up-to-date.

For more information and to apply – volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk


Administrators with SWYFT

Work with children, young people and their families by:

  • welcoming people to the waiting area 
  • helping people fill in relevant forms
  • assisting admin to input/check information. 
  • assisting admin in checking data completion tasks
  • gaining feedback from service users by assisting people to input their comments into the computer available in the waiting area.
  • promoting/ helping recruit children and young people to CAMHS service user groups 
  • assisting promoting, presenting, attending service user events. 

For more information and to apply – volunteer@swyt.nhs.uk


Administrators with  Yorkshire Children’s Centre

Working within the Centre’s Thriving Kirklees team based in Early Intervention & Prevention Services.  Key tasks include: 

  • Administration associated with service delivery 
  • Data inputting 
  • Telephone calls to clients/families 
  • Supporting colleagues in office based tasks 
  • Working with colleagues at events where appropriate 
  • Attend meetings for minute taking 

For more information and to apply – volunteer@yccuk.org.uk