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Supporting people with learning disabilities

Second Time Around is a charitable project managed by Keighley & District Volunteer Centre. The project provides volunteer placements for adults with a learning disability to enable them to develop skills for employment and everyday life.
You can help us by donating your unwanted quality items, or by joining our team of friendly volunteers.

About Us

The project has three main aims:-

  • To actively encourage and support the recycling and re-use of unwanted goods.
  • To provide work based training opportunities for adults who have a learning disability.
  • To raise funds for charitable projects that support vulnerable people within our local community
  • What we do

    Our team of volunteers collect your donated items from our collection points, or from your home for larger items.

    We bring them back to our recycling centre for processing.
    Our volunteers are then supported to sort through the donated items and prepare the goods for re-sale or recycling.

    The volunteers are engaged in a number of tasks including:-

  • Sorting
  • Washing
  • Ironing
  • Repairing
  • Recycling
  • Pricing
  • Stock rotation
  • Customer Services
  • Sales
  • Who Benefits?

    The volunteers gain skills, confidence and work experience which can help enhance job prospects and increase independence in everyday life.

    The income generated through this initiative goes directly to supporting and developing services that meet the needs of people from our local community.

    And let's not forget the benefits to the environment…

    Each year it is estimated that over 1 million tons of textiles alone end up in landfill sites.

    We are committed to re-addressing this balance and with your support we can really make a difference.

    For more information call: 01535 609502