For more information on adult learning and training for different industries and areas of work go to Education.

Would you like to gain some more skills or confidence to help you get a job? There are services that can support you. Many of them offer work experience and volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, gain more experience and confidence and meet new people.

RETAS (Refugee Education and Training Advice Service) helps refugees and asylum seekers in West Yorkshire to integrate through support and guidance with employment, education and training.

233-237 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS
0113 380 5630 and 07949 796180
​​[email protected]


Volunteering can be a good way to develop skills and gain experience and confidence. Most volunteering programmes will offer you proper support and training and money towards expenses.

You can find out more about volunteering on the Leeds City Council website:

Leeds City Council Volunteering

You can also find volunteering opportunities in Leeds on the Doing Good Leeds website:

Doing Good Leeds

There is also a Volunteer Centre, run by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) in the food court area of Leeds Kirkgate Market and are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm. You can drop in or book an appointment by emailing [email protected], or over the phone by calling on:

0113 244 6050 or by text on 07340323190.

Last Updated: 28 May 2024

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