COUNCIL bosses are hoping to lick the problem of a desperate shortage of lollipop people with their biggest ever recruitment drive.
Kirklees has 139 supervised crossing points allocated, but only 104 crossing guards.
Now the council has launched a campaign using radio advertising and recruitment posters on the inside of more than 100 buses.
Individual vacancies will also be targeted with door-to-door leaflet drops and posters in local shops.
Alastair Hodgson, Kirklees Council school crossing patrol manager, said: "Our patrols are a rare commodity. Anyone who is willing to come out and put other people's safety first is obviously dedicated.
"Those sorts of people are not 10 a penny."
He added: "The thing with our services is that we offer traffic control with real human beings involved.
"Our patrols are really part of the community - they have a big impact on road safety and help to save lives.
"It's about much more than just putting in a crossing machine."
Duty times vary from site to site and are between five and ten hours a week.
If people can spare the time and want to be a truly valued figure in their the School Crossing Patrol Service is on 01484 221166.