Can a just a few hours of volunteering make a difference?

Yes! Most certainly! One-off volunteering can have huge benefits to an organisation as well as to volunteers themselves.

Candlelighters provides practical, emotional and financial support to children and families affected by childhood cancer throughout Yorkshire, including Coast and Vale

Volunteers help in all areas of our work. However with busy lives, conflicting demands and health issues, it can be hard for many people to volunteer on a regular or long term basis. One-off volunteering is a great way to involve volunteers who might not otherwise be able to help.

Some of our events and activities simply couldn’t happen without the support of one-off volunteers. One-off volunteering means we can involve and benefit from the time, knowledge, skills and experience of significantly more volunteers than if we only offered longer term opportunities (including corporate volunteers). This also helps to expand our reach and raise awareness of our work more widely.

Volunteers themselves can also gain a lot from giving just a few hours. One-off volunteering offers all the benefits of longer term volunteering, without the commitment. Volunteers can feel proud knowing they have made a difference to children and families affected by childhood cancer (helping others can improve your own emotional well-being). In just a few hours, volunteers can develop new skills and experiences, gain confidence, experience being part of a fantastic team and have a really fun day!

We offer one-off volunteering opportunities throughout Yorkshire. In Coast and Vale, we are recruiting volunteers to help Marshal at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride on Saturday 16th June. Candlelighters Marshals will represent Candlelighters, whilst helping the race organisers make the event safe and successful for everyone involved.

If you live near the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride Route (between Wetherby and Filey) and can spare a few hours on Saturday 16th June, we’d love to hear from you.

Your involvement will make a huge difference to Candlelighters and you could benefit too!

To register, please complete the short registration form https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/event-volunteer-registration-form/

For any queries, please contact Clair Smith (Volunteering Manager) on 0113 322 9283 or email [email protected]