ELDERLY people's charity Age Concern Kirklees needs more helpers.
It is an independent group and needs more volunteers to help raise cash for the services it provides.
The group is affiliated to Age Concern England, which is the political and high-profile wing of the charity, but receives no money from the national body.
The services run by Age Concern Kirklees include day care centres, lunch clubs, cleaning, shopping and DIY help, advice, breaks for carers and memory support.
Money comes from the European Union, the Government, councils, trust funds and private benefactors.
Fundraising manager Alan Rawnsley said: "There are many equally deserving organisations, all with a need for funds.
"Every one is vying for the money that is available. Various funding bodies make the final decision and we are at their mercy."
However, Age Concern Kirklees have more control of their own fundraising events and cash raised through charity shops.
These two projects are the centre of the charity's appeal for volunteers.
Mr Rawnsley said: "Without them, the level of service we offer would be greatly diminished.
"We are now looking to enlist volunteers to help with fundraising."
Volunteers would not be permanent but would work when needed.
Mr Rawnsley said the tasks for volunteers varied from packing goods, holding collections, planning events and promoting the charity.
He added: "Benefits for volunteers include working with like-minded people and an opportunity to make new friends.
"Qualities required are enthusiasm and a sense of humour."
Basic IT skills are also a bonus, but not essential.
Phone Mr Rawnsley on 01274 871328.