AN animal charity has issued a New Year plea: Come and help us.
The PDSA is offering volunteering opportunities in 2006.
Volunteers are sought for the 182 PDSA shops nationwide - including Huddersfield and Brighouse - and roles are available in all areas.
The charity needs people to man the shop counters but also to work behind the scenes.
Hugh Forde, PDSA head of trading, says: "Volunteering is a great way of spending time doing something you love, so whether it's the opportunity to meet other people, the chance to spend time on your hobby or you simply want to raise funds for pets in need of vets, PDSA can fulfil your wishes."
Quenton Crew and Robert Hardley are both music specialists, who volunteer in their local PDSA shop.
Quenton sorts the classical titles, Robert concentrates on the pop titles.
Robert said: "Music is a real hobby of mine, so this volunteering role is perfect. The fact I help raise funds for PDSA is a bonus."
PDSA volunteers can also take part in a volunteer training programme, which gives them the opportunity to gain valuable retail skills.
Catherine Miller, who has recently completed the key volunteer programme, said:
"I had never volunteered before, so I was really nervous.
"But as well as meeting lots of great people and broadening my social life, I've also gained valuable skills, which I'm sure will help me gain employment in the future."
PDSA volunteer opportunities are available in locations nationwide.
For further details contact the PDSA National Volunteering Centre on freephone 0800 854 194 or contact your local PDSA shop, including 5 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield.