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Are you thinking about volunteering with us? You’ll be spoiled for choice with all the different opportunities we have to offer. There are many great reasons for volunteering.


For some people volunteering is a route to 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. You’re likely to make friends, meet lots of new people and get to know more about your local community. Whatever your reasons for volunteering, we’re grateful that you’re considering Leeds Irish Health and Homes.

Why volunteer with us?

- Use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others.

- Gain new skills, knowledge and experience

- Develop existing skills and knowledge

- Improve your employment prospects

- Gain a qualification

- Enhance your CV

- Make new friends

In return, we will:

- Provide a full DBS check with no charge to you

- Pay your expenses so you are not out of pocket

- Identify an area that we think you would be perfect for

- Provide references to help you with applications for employment in the future

– On-going training and opportunities

Volunteer Roles



We are currently looking for Befriender Volunteers to work with us to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness for people by providing a Volunteer who visits the person at home once a week for a cuppa and a chat and/or accompanies them to a café, on a walk, or to other social activities identified by the client.



Volunteers are required in the kitchen to help prepare and serve lunch under the guidance of our Cook, Christine.  This involves all aspects of kitchen work from food preparation, serving food, setting and clearing tables, to washing up.


There are always opportunities for volunteers to befriend those people who come to the Clubs on their own, or to help with running the raffle, calling the bingo, or maybe even singing a song or reciting a poem at our many poetry and music sessions.

Expertly run by Emma McVennon (Monday club) and Caroline Murphy (Friday club) these are lively fun events.


Times & Venue:
Monday Lunch Club: 10am – 3pm
Friday ‘Over 55’s’ Lunch Club: 10am – 3pm

Montague Burton Resource Centre,
Banstead Street West (just off Roundhay Road),
LS8 5RU.



Leeds Irish Health & Homes facilitates several popular groups within the community setting such as our Women's group, Painting for Pleasure and CHIME Art Group. 

Although we have well-established groups which are an integral part of the work that we do, we are always on the lookout for innovative ideas for new ventures so please let us know by emailing us or calling 0113 2625614



Leeds Irish Health & Homes

Rouse House,

2 Wyther Lane,

Leeds, LS5 3BT

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)113 262 5614


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