Volunteer Takeover

Free networking event for volunteers, Trustees and businesses!

VSI Alliance and CMBC Volunteers are ‘taking over’ the CFFC monthly networking event to share volunteer experiences with people who might be interested in volunteering and becoming a Trustee.

Whether you are coming in a business capacity, are a member of the general public, or actively looking for a role as a trustee, you are welcome to this free event.

It’s on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm at The Space @ Field Lane and includes a buffet lunch.

It’s free to come along but you do need to book.

To book your place, visit https://bit.ly/3Mznsmn

The Big Litter Pick

Litter picking is a really worthwhile activity and a great way to spend a morning, getting out into beautiful green spaces, learning the history and meeting other lovely and likeminded people.

We are very fortunate to have the emergency services come and help us litter pick the beautiful and historic Carriage Drive. They will also be discussing the dangers of litter from causing fires to injury to people and wildlife. We’d love your help as this is a particularly littered spot but is so beautiful and steeped in history. It deserves to be restored to its natural state. 

We provide all the equipment but you may want to bring some gardening or work type gloves and wear long sleeves/legs and sturdy footwear. 

Hope to see you there!

One Planet Festival

Calderdale Green New Deal are organising a One Planet Festival on Saturday 13th May 1-4pm at Arden Road Social club. 

This is a family activity day for the Park Ward community aimed at helping people understand and make links between climate impacts including the flooding in Pakistan last year, and our lifestyles and behaviours here.  

The event is free of charge; food will be provided by Food4All, and there will be plenty of inclusive activities to engage children, and opportunities to learn and to exchange experiences about climate change.

For more information click here.

Furry Friend Open Day


THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are celebrating their small fluffy animal companions with their Furry Friends Open Day this May bank holiday!

The family fun day will take place on Monday 1st May, 12 – 3pm at the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1NS.

Meet some of the animals in the branches care such as Primrose & Polar Bear!

The self-funded RSPCA Centre is inviting the local community to join them for some bank holiday fun, whilst providing the opportunity to meet some of the animals currently looking for homes too.

The branch hope the open day will raise vital funds to support their rehabilitation and rehoming work, whilst hopefully finding homes for the many unwanted and abandoned animals in their care.

The Wade Street Centre will be open from 12pm – 3pm with stalls, food and drink, games, interactive learning with their staff, lots of animals to meet.

If you would like to bring some donations for the animals, the Centre would be very grateful of items like kitten/cat food and dog toys. You can also bring any unwanted clothing, teddies or home items for their RSPCA Charity Shops and fundraising events. The charity are always on the lookout for any gift type items to support their summer of community events.

To find out more about the open day, you can visit the charity’s website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or head over to their Facebook event page:  www.facebook.com/events/715421856928805

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. 

This year the branch has rehomed 21 dogs, 62 cats and 8 small animals. Their main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. They rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of the animal centre open.   

Refer a friend to become a volunteer

Do you have a chatty friend that you know would love to make a difference to a lonely or isolated person?

Why don’t you refer them to Staying Well’s telephone befriending scheme to become a volunteer…

Staying Well offer a comprehensive volunteer package; lots of support, laughs and training (including stammering awareness, managing anxiety and stopping smoking).

Send Staying Well an email to find out more stayingwellproject@nhpltd.org.uk or give us a call on 01422 392767.

For more information please visit Staying Well’s website.

Volunteer with Calderdale Industrial Museum!

Calderdale Industrial Museum are looking for more volunteers!

In the museum that showcases progress developments from our locality, you will find just about something for everyone!

Whatever your skills or your age we are always looking for new members to join our team of volunteers. There are plenty of tasks, including textiles, engineering, admin, local knowledge, conservation of our exhibits, even just cleaning and tidying, any offer for help will be welcome.

The museum’s cafe is always busy on Saturdays and help is always appreciated. Even if you just want to get out of the house and make new friends, you’ll always find a warm welcome down at the Industrial Museum.

Calderdale Industrial Museum is located between Halifax Central Library and Burger king on Square Road any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday and ask for a volunteer information form, or have a chat with one of our members who will be happy to help.

Safety of Women & Girls Event Wednesday March 1st

VSI Alliance in partnership with Calderdale Council Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor’s office for Police and Crime are hosting the event to highlight the recent launch of the Safety of Women and Girls strategy. This will be an opportunity to explore the local response, what services are already in place and where any gaps may be.

The event will take place on Wednesday 1st March 20239:30 am, at the Caygill Suite, Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Spaces are filling up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!

To book onto this event please reserve your FREE place on Eventbrite: Book My Space

If you have any accessibility needs or queries please contact jordan.baker@vsialliace.org.uk