From NHP Volunteers Week Event Wednesday June 8th

To mark the end of Volunteers’ Week, on Wednesday June 8th NHP held a celebration event to say THANK YOU!

After an ice breaker quiz, some speeches, presentation with volunteers’ feedback, and Staying Well awards, there was food and touching stories shared as we reflected on the difference our Volunteers make to our community.

North Halifax partnership wouldn’t be the same without you.


Trustee Volunteering Event at the Square Chapel Thursday 30th

Have You Considered Volunteering with a Difference?

Becoming a Trustee could be the role for you


The VSIA and CMBC are hosting an event on
Thursday 30th June at Square Chapel Arts Centre
from 5.30pm to 8pm

The event is aimed both at organisations looking to recruit trustees as well as individuals with an interest in becoming a trustee and what that means.

You will receive information on the role of trustees and the many benefits for an organisation and the volunteer.

Refreshments will be provided in the event.

If you’d like to take part, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • Places for voluntary groups at the event will be limited to maximum of 2 people per organisation
  • We’d like it if one of those could be an existing Trustee who can share their Board experiences to potential new Trustees
  • Once confirmed with a place, groups will be invited to a brief preparation session before the event (on Zoom) so that we can advise on how to ‘sell’ your organisation and what kind of things to remember to tell a new person


After the event we’ll put you in touch with those who are interested in joining your board / committee or would simply like a longer conversation with you.

To book places for your organisation, email Charlie at as soon as possible.

More information:



Staying Well Awards ceremony

Way back in January 2020, Staying Well set out to hold an awards ceremony to celebrate the fantastic work their volunteers and groups are involved in.

Without all the wonderful things going on in our communities to reduce loneliness and isolation and keep people healthier and happier, Staying Well could not do what they do.

Staying Well want to take this opportunity to say thank you. The people of Calderdale nominated over 100 groups, organisations and individuals across the borough who are all working and volunteering to make our communities a better place.

A panel of judges selected winners in 10 categories:

1. Staying Well Lower Valley Award

Christ Church, Hipperholme

2. Staying Well North & East Halifax Award

Men United

3. Bringing People Together Award

Sheila Jackson, Shakeela Zaman

4. Staying Well Upper Valley Award

Tuesday 2 O’clock Club

5. Staying Well Central Halifax Award

Raziea Yousaf

6. Calderdale Cares Award

Bankfield Surgery Practice Health Champions

7. Contribution to Community Resilience Award

Calderdale Friends of Dorothy

8. Dedication to Communities Award

Shabir Hussain

9. Outstanding Individual Award

Kevin Sheils

10. Active Calderdale Award

George Watson

The COVID pandemic may have prevented Staying Well from holding the party they had in mind, so instead they have made a film to celebrate and highlight all those who were nominated and won awards, showcasing the brilliant groups and activities they are involved in.

Congratulations to everyone! You can watch the video here to see just how awesome the people of Calderdale are.

If you would like more information on Staying Well, please visit

Volunteering with North Halifax Partnership

Be at the heart of providing a better future for all generations!

Our opportunities include telephone befriending, office experience, becoming a
board member, parent forum members, early years experience and much more!

We will be holding a Drop – In on Wednesday 8th June between 4.15pm – 5pm
at Caygill Rooms, The Piece Hall (on the top level)

Come chat with us and find out more about the exciting opportunities to become involved with us and see how you can give back to your community!

For more information, call 01422 251090 or visit

Staying Well are looking for volunteer telephone befrienders

At Staying Well we believe that talking to someone who will take the time to listen can be very beneficial to your health and wellbeing!

If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that can make a huge positive impact to someone, you may want to become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of any age, having a friendly, chatty approach, willing to reach out to someone who needs somebody to talk to.

You only need to commit 30 minutes a week but those 30 minutes can mean the world to someone.

Many of our telephone befrienders have shared that those sessions have improved their own wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Sharon Gibson, our Befriending Coordinator on:
t: 07825 089 288

Induction and training will be provided.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending section

Case Study

To get an idea of the work Staying Well does and which a Telephone Befriender may eventually be able to do, please read this case Study: (name has been changed)

Client G

After an initial conversation with Client G’s daughter, it became apparent that Client G was feeling quite lost with himself and very isolated socially. Client G lost his wife 2 years ago and has been feeling quite lonely and isolated, he suffers with dementia and this can cause some confusion. He had been attending [Venue A] and is thoroughly enjoying this but was very uncertain about trying any other community groups alone.

After various conversations with Client G’s daughter,  [Venue B] community group in Elland seemed to be appealing. Initially I took Client G to [Venue B] and introduced him to everyone, helping him fill in the paperwork, which he seemed quite overwhelmed with. He sat on a table with a few other male members of [Venue B] and seemed to settle In well and enjoy himself. I spoke with Client G later that day and he said ;

‘I really enjoyed the group and everyone has made me feel so welcome. I definitely want to go again.’

He has continued to attend twice a month and seems to be really benefiting from attending this group especially from a social perspective. However he is also enjoying the various speakers and presentations [Venue B] have to offer.

Client G’s Daughter feels that the initial support from Staying Well gave Client G the confidence to eventually attend the group independently. She also feels attending [Venue B] and looking forward to this has improved his mood and mental health. I am now in discussions with Client G’s daughter looking at  other groups that her dad may be interested in trying in the coming weeks.

NHP are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Do you live or work in Illingworth, Ovenden or Mixenden?

We are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Founded in 1998, North Halifax Partnership Ltd is a resident-led charity working for  and with local people.

We don’t just work in North Halifax. We provide many services and activities to improve personal and community health and wellbeing across North and East Halifax and the Lower Calder Valley. They include  community projects, children’s centres, family support, Staying Well , family  learning, and work support.

We are one of the Community Anchors of Calderdale and we bring people and organisations together in local places.

We would love to hear from people who have no previous experience as well as those looking for a new trustee role on a friendly and dedicated board. We’re particularly looking for applicants who:

  • Live or work in Illingworth & Mixenden or  Ovenden wards
  • Finance, Audit and Risk management in an SME or large business
  • Senior Management experience in NHS, Police, and Schools – with a passion for best practice delivery involving local communities
  • Raising educational aspiration and attainment in local communities though increased participation

We want to increase the diversity of our board to reflect our community and particularly welcome ethnic minority applicants.

Have a look at what some of our board members say about their experience as an NHP Board member.

Download an application pack:

NHP Trustees Application form

NHP Trustee Application Pack

or contact

For an informal conversation about being a trustee at NHP  contact Tina Burke Chief Executive on 01422 251090 or email

More information about NHP is at

You can also look us up on the Charity Commission and Companies House websites

Volunteers Week – find about volunteering opportunities near you

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.


Held each year in the first week of June (1st-7th) it is the opportunity to thank everyone who give their time for free to beneficiary causes, improving the lives of those around them, be it in their immediate community or even far and wide.

If you would like to volunteer, there are several opportunities. Take a look at some of these below.

Calderdale Making Space are on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers for several roles that will help them provide the services that they do in various locations across Calderdale.
View available positions

North Halifax Partnership is currently looking to recruit volunteers to join in many of its services. We are particularly interested in trustees from the North and East Halifax area.
Join our Trustee Board

Attend our Volunteering Drop-In event at the Piece Hall on Wednesday 8th of June from 4pm

Staying Well are looking for Volunteer Telephone Befrienders.
You will receive full training and can commit to as little as half an hour a week – which can make a huge difference in someone’s life!
Be a Staying Well Telephone Befriender