Keighley and District Volunteer Centre

Full Street Address: 23 Temple Row
Postal Code: BD21 2AH
gary@keighleyvc.co.uk
Phone Number: 01535 609506
Organisation Characteristics: Not for Profit Organisation, Paid Workers, Takes short-term volunteers/ placements, Takes long-term volunteers, Voluntary Organisation
Geographical area: Keighley
Has documents: Annual accounts, Bank account, Constitution or other governing document, Equal opportunities or diversity policy or statement, Health and safety policies, Regular meetings of which written records are kept, Safeguarding (child, adult protection) policies
Information last updated: 3rd April 2019
Description:

• We act as a Local Infrastructure Organisation for the local voluntary, community and not-for-profit sectors.
• We actively promote volunteering for all and to enable individuals to use their skills to the best advantage of themselves and the local community.
• We operate effective direct services to meet local needs through volunteering.
• We encourage good practice in the recruitment and support of volunteers.
• To enable local people to gain satisfaction from undertaking voluntary work, by providing voluntary work opportunities which match their skills and
aspirations.
Objectives
• To provide the necessary support and training to volunteers to enable them to undertake their voluntary work to the best of their ability.
• To maintain a pool of volunteers to undertake voluntary tasks referred to the Centre.
• To place volunteers with other organisations
• To develop and support local community groups in response to identified needs.
• To provide a high-quality, professional service which promotes the positive benefits of volunteering and responds to the needs of the community it serves.
• To provide a range of social support services to the Keighley community including: Carelink befriending scheme for older people, First Checkpoint
approved trader register, Helping Hands DIY & home improvement service, Silverlinks day service for older people. Leisure Link social activities
for adults with a learning disability, Food for health cooking group for adults with a learning disability, Boogie Nights disco for adults with a learning
disability, 2nd Time around work based training for adults with a learning disability, Supported Volunteering for adults with a learning disability and
Disclosure & Barring service.