Giving back to our Volunteers

Outback Volunteer Event May 17 022

Volunteers from the Outback Community Kitchen and Garden and the Children’s Centres came together on May 18th to be awarded certificates by HOT CEO Alison Haskins and Children’s Centre Area Manager Caren Parkinson at The Outback.  Volunteers were invited to attend the celebrations at The Outback, it was an opportunity for volunteers to bring their families and friends along to the garden to celebrate with them, Children’s Centre and Outback staff had gathered a wonderful collection of raffle prizes for volunteers.

We offer an array of volunteering opportunities through the Children’s centres, volunteers can gain experience in reception and admin duties, childcare and breastfeeding peer support.  Our Outback garden volunteers help Caroline and the Outback team maintain the garden, planting, pruning and farming produce for the Outback shop.  We couldn’t do what we do without our Volunteers.

Our Children’s Centres also  achieved The Calderdale Volunteering Kite mark for demonstrating consistent quality as a volunteering involving organisation. The kite mark covers all aspects of our practice from how we recruit volunteers to the one to one supervision and supported next-steps for volunteers.  The kite mark is awarded by North Bank Forum (Nbf), the organisation which provides support to the voluntary sector on behalf of Calderdale Council, and is known locally as Calderdale Sector Support.


Find out more about volunteering at The Outback or at our Children’s Centres Volunteer with us