In addition to donating funds via JustGiving, directly via Direct Debit, or through in kind donations (food, clothes etc.) through our Amazon Wishlist or otherwise, there are many other ways you can help us such as:
- Corporate Giving
- Legacy Giving
Volunteering opportunities at Basis include:
Volunteering opportunities for new volunteers are currently on pause during coronavirus. You can currently support us through donations, fundraising and/or sharing our messages
- Back office support: Admin tasks, answering the phone, updating spreadsheets, packing condoms, fundraising and so on (Mon- Thu usual office hours)
- Drop in support: (Mon– Tue – Wed afternoon) for Basis Sex Work
- Outreach support: (Mon – Wed and Fri evenings/night) for Basis Sex Work
- Young People: Supporting ex-service user group (Lionesses) evening fortnightly
If you are interested in volunteering please complete and return our Volunteer Application Form. Please be aware that we are a small organisation and it may be some time before we get back to you. Regardless of the task, we offer each volunteer a short induction process, including a familiarization with the values of the organisation and we undertake a DBS check on each volunteer.
Each volunteer should also sign up to the (free) safeguarding training offered by Leeds City Council.
Why not watch this short video about volunteering at Basis?
What do current volunteers say?
Many of our volunteers stay with us for a large number of years and find it very rewarding. Here are some quotes from our current volunteers
“I have been volunteering at Basis for over two years now. It’s nice to be able to help women out be that by being a friendly ear or just by making a hot chocolate on a cold December night. I’ve met a lot of lovely women doing outreach, I feel like I am making a difference and I enjoy being part of Basis and working alongside women who are working for a greater good – through education and awareness raising and helping women when they need it. I feel valued working in such a lovely team and all the staff and volunteers are great to get along with. Doing outreach makes me appreciate my own situation and the opportunities I have to try and help others. During my time at Basis, I have also done some fundraising by taking part in Leeds triathlon (both in a team and on my own) to raise funds for this brilliant cause!”
“One of the things I love about volunteering is that no matter what women are going through on the street, they can come on to the van and be treated with compassion and respect. One night when I was on outreach, a woman came on the van feeling really fed up and upset, by the time she left the van she was laughing and smiling; this makes volunteering really worthwhile.”
Take part in an Event
If you are thinking of running a marathon, climbing a mountain, a dryathon or holding a bake sale at the office – why not support Basis Yorkshire at the same time?
Set up a JustGiving page and start raising money! If you need any help setting up your JustGiving page – just get in touch! We’re also happy to help with any information or leaflets and if you let us know we’lll even share your progress through social media!
As a staff team, we usually do a few events of our own, we previously participated in both the Yorkshire three peaks and the Triathlon in York! We would love to hear about the events that you get involved in!
As a small, locally based charity, we have an excellent reputation in delivery high quality, innovative interventions, addressing extremely challenging, sensitive issues and advocating for the needs of our services users, locally and nationally.
If you are interested in becoming involved with Basis’s work either by making us your Charity of the Year, offering opportunities for staff, taking part in one of our fundraising events or by simply wanting to make a one-off monetary or in-kind donation, we’d be happy to talk to you about how your support would help us and talk through ideas of what this could look like. We’re always happy to come and talk about our work.
Why not get in touch?
Leaving a Legacy
By leaving a legacy to Basis Yorkshire you will leave a lasting benefit to some of the most marginalised women and young people in Yorkshire.
As with other donations, a gift of any size will help us continue our work. More information about legacies.
To arrange a donation to Basis Yorkshire as part of your will please speak to your solicitor.
If you would like to find out more about the work we do before making your decision please call us on 0113 243 0036 to have a chat or arrange a visit.