Volunteers for Older People’s Community Groups

Are you thinking about volunteering?  There are many great reasons for volunteering.  For some, it is a route to entering the job market or a new career, because it’s a great way to gain new skills and experience. For others it’s the social side that’s appealing.  Many dedicated volunteers deliver or contribute to services that help older people live fulfilling lives. They also make a big difference to their communities.

Whatever your reasons for volunteering, we would love you to join us.

Catholic Care is recruiting volunteers to assist in their older people’s community groups. The groups that we currently run are:


Bradford (lunch clubs)

Tuesday Lunch Club 12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Wednesday Lunch Club 1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.


Huddersfield (lunch clubs)

Thursday Friends                  11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Friday Friends                       11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.


Wakefield (gentle exercise groups)

Monday Friends                    10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Wednesday                           1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.


Wetherby (exercise class)

Thursday Mature Movers      1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.


Yeadon (friendship group)

Tuesday                1.45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.


Harrogate (friendship group)

Tuesday 10.15 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.


Leeds (friendship group)

Friday 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.


Each group has its own unique character and volunteers may be asked to assist in various ways from food preparation to facilitation of activities. Above all we ask our volunteers to interact with and befriend the people attending the groups.

Do you have:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to be at ease with people with memory difficulties
  • An interest in people.


If the answer to the above is yes, we would be delighted to receive an application form from you and the chance to meet and discuss this further.

How to apply

To apply for this position please download the application form, complete and submit online.


Alternatively download and print a copy of the application form and post to:


Human Resources Co-ordinator

Catholic Care

11 North Grange Road




or telephone 0113 3885400 to request an application pack

Catholic Care is an Equal Opportunities employer