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Kirkbymoorside Fruit Pickers Christmas Fair 2013

Apple squashing time

From the Kirkby Fruit Project: Have you sampled and enjoyed the apple juice made by the Kirkby Fruit Project? Or maybe our delicious KirkbymoorCider? Well, the new production season is upon us, and the Project is looking for some new volunteers to swell the ranks: could you be one? Before you say no, I know […]

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Volunteers needed at Age UK shop

Following the resignation of Carol Holtby, the Age UK shop in Kirkbymoorside is now under new management. It is also in urgent need of more volunteers. The shop is getting busier by the day, so any hours from the public would be very greatly appreciated. If anyone has an hour or two, or better still […]

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Kirkbymoorside library now run by volunteers

Libraries across Ryedale have relaunched as community-managed enterprises after their council funding was cut. From Saturday, April 1, libraries in several towns, including Kirkbymoorside, became almost fully community run and community funded. To mark this transition, Kirkbymoorside library had an official opening on Saturday. The day began with an exhibition of the history of the […]

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Age UK shops seek volunteers

As part of Age UK’s No one should have no one at Christmas campaign, the Age UK shops in Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton, and Helmsley are appealing to people in Ryedale who would like to connect with their community through volunteering. These shops are hoping to attract new volunteers who would like to meet new people […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre seeking volunteers

Looking for a volunteering opportunity with a difference? Lots of interesting possibilities on offer at Helmsley Arts Centre.

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Practical action to boost recycling – join us next Tuesday!

Got two hours spare? That’s all it takes to help save huge quantities of aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show, according to Helmsley resident and Green town councillor Erica Rose. She is organising a group of volunteers to go along after the Show ends on July 26th and retrieve recyclables […]

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Side by Side, a new support service for dementia sufferers

Do you like to go rambling, cycling or swimming? Do you enjoy going for a drive along the coast, and visiting galleries or museums? And if so, would you be prepared to share these activities with someone else? The Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers for its Side by Side project, a new service which […]

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Kirkby Library Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder that there is a meeting tomorrow (Thursday 21st) to discuss the future of Kirkby Library at 7pm in Church House. There will be information about what is happening, details of the financial situation, and what we would need to do to keep the library open next year. Everyone welcome. Also thank you […]

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Moorland Meet-up Group – Volunteers Required

Could you spare a couple of hours on Friday afternoons to support people, help with refreshments and have a chat? Or could you give a presentation to the group about your hobbies and interests? Come and find out about this new group and see how you can help. We would love to see you at […]

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Recruitment opens for Special Constables

North Yorkshire Police is looking to recruit at least 70 new Special Constables during its 2016 recruitment campaign which opens on 4 January. Special Constables are volunteer police officers who have the same uniform and powers as regular (paid) police officers. They volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to policing York and North […]

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Kirkbymoorside Library

Kirkbymoorside Library needs our help

Our library will soon have to be run entirely by volunteers. Due to council spending cuts there is no longer a budget available to accommodate all the libraries in North Yorkshire, so by 2019 many of the areas’ smaller libraries, including Kirkby, will have to become community managed. As many of you will already know, […]

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New member wanted for National Park Authority

The search is on for someone to join the North York Moors National Park Authority’s team of Members – an influential group of people who play a major role in shaping the direction of the Authority. The appointment will be made by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon […]

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What is Advocacy?

Advocacy Alliance is a voluntary organisation, established in 1990 to provide free, independent and confidential advocacy to empower individuals and enable them to have their voice heard. It involves a small team of staff who manage and develop advocacy throughout the Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale areas. Why do People Need the Help of Advocacy? […]

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Age UK shop seeks volunteers

The Age UK shop in Kirkbymoorside is calling on local people to sign up as a volunteer to help raise much-needed funds to support the Charity’s work with older people. As well as helping other people and your community, volunteers can also make new friends, discover new interests and develop new skills. Age UK has […]

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Kirkby fundraiser among those honoured by hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice has honoured its loyal Ryedale volunteers who have supported it for the past 30 years. The stalwarts are being awarded an engraved glass shield. Among those receiving awards are members from the Helmsley support group, including Rita Brown, who first started fundraising door-to-door with a charity Christmas card catalogue, but then started […]

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North Yorkshire Police seek volunteers

North Yorkshire Police are looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country. They carry out various roles from ensuring vehicles […]

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Kirkbymoorside Community First Responders seeks new volunteers

The Kirkbymoorside group needs some more volunteers to keep us going. CFRs are unpaid volunteers who are trained by the Ambulance Service to attend local life threatening medical emergencies in your own car before the ambulance can get there. The commitment, once you are trained, is not demanding, less than a week each month with […]

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People needed for LEADER Executive Group

The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme is seeking 11 representatives from the voluntary and private sectors to join an Executive Group that will decide how a pot of around £3 million can best be spent. Proposals for a new LEADER Programme to run for six years from 1 January 2015 were […]

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Beck Isle Museum, Pickering – latest news

Beck Isle’s WWI exhibitions are now virtually complete and will be finalised in the next few days. There are currently nine different areas displaying WWI information and artifacts already open to the public for viewing. There is just some fine detail and labelling along with the last cabinet to complete which will feature Dr. Murphy […]

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Mary Mynot - Ryedale Folk Museum Volunteer in cafe

Vital role of volunteers celebrated – May 5th

Ryedale Folk Museum will celebrate its long history of volunteer involvement as well as showcasing the diversity of volunteering across the area with a fun event on Monday 5 May at the museum. On 5 May, the museum is opening its doors to fourteen other groups and organisations to which volunteers make a significant contribution. […]

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This week’s good cause (7/52): Ryedale Carers Support

If you have ever cared for someone (cared, that is, in the sense of looked after, rather than loved, although the former usually implies the latter) you will know that it can sometimes be a difficult and lonely experience. If the person you care for is very dependent, there can be times when you simply […]

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Guide Dogs for the Blind – Come & meet your local Guide Dog Hero

Guide Dogs is trying to set up a local fundraising group in and around Malton, Helmsley and Pickering and we have a meet and greet recruitment event in Pickering on May 8th. Poster download (pdf)

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Volunteers needed for sporting memories event

Can you help? We are looking to engage with over 100 volunteers on Saturday 5th and/or Sunday 6th July 2014 across Yorkshire to help Sporting Memories at a major sporting event. We want to ensure people living with dementia and memory problems are able to enjoy spectating at this major sporting event. We would like […]

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New Ryedale Sight Support group seeks members

Would you like to be part of an exciting opportunity to join with a group of others to form the new Friends of Sight Support? Sight Support Ryedale, the local charity supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, is developing a new ‘Friends’ group to help increase their fundraising activities, and would be delighted […]

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North Yorkshire boardwalk completed in Sneaton Forest

Walkers tramping Wainwright’s 190 mile Coast to Coast route will find the going a little easier thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North York Moors National Park. Working in very muddy conditions, the volunteers have constructed a 65 metre boardwalk through Sneaton Forest towards the end of the long distance walk. The new […]

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NYMR seeks volunteers for education work

From Jennifer Halmshaw, Education Committee, North Yorks Moors Railway The Education Committee is currently in the process of building up a team of volunteers who will work in all aspects of education at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The type of work covered by the Education Department includes:- Working with school parties of all ages, […]

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Paul Magson - winner of the 2012 Community Award

Kirkbymoorside Community Award

Do you know of someone in Kirkbymoorside who should be receiving some recognition for their voluntary work? Closing date for The Town Council’s Community Award is 30 January 2014. Please request a form from the Town Clerk or download it from the Kirkbymoorside Town Council website.

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Call goes out for volunteers for Helmsley free arts festival

Volunteers are needed to support a free arts festival in Helmsley. Building on the success of last year’s Littlefest, the event will take place again in September. Littlefest, held in conjunction with the York Theatre Royal’s On Our Turf project, included live music, theatre, storytelling and craft activities, filling venues such as Scott’s fish and […]

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Special Constable recruitment campaign in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire residents have the chance to make a positive difference in their communities by volunteering as a Special Constable. On 13 January 2014 Chief Constable Dave Jones and Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, launched a force-wide campaign to bolster the ranks of Special Constables: trained volunteers who work alongside and […]

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Kirkbymoorside’s WaterAid Lady

In 2003 I began making hand-crafted greetings cards for almost every occasion, firstly for ourselves then for our daughter who wanted to pay me. I refused but she insisted, so, as at that time Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel was raising funds to sink wells in Mali, I decided that WaterAid should receive the money. Our friend […]

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