Free training on Fuel Debt - great for advice staff or volunteers is available on morning of 5th July in Saltaire contact us for details
Ever thought about volunteering? It is great way to meet new people, have fun, fill in gaps on a CV, learn new skills and build a stronger community. There are over 1,120 choices here in Bradford to suit your skills and lifestyle. If you can spare even an hour once a month we have the role for you. Interested in volunteering? Fill in the red box on the bottom right of this home page. Or call to see us on a Tuesday 10am-12noon or Thursday 1pm-3pm. We also run a drop in session at Shipley Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 2-00 – 4.00pm.
It’s Refugee Week, the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Activities are taking place across the country and Bradford is no exception. Bradford has a proud history of welcoming and including newcomers from all corners of the world and in 2010 was recognised as a City of Sanctuary. Bradfordians are great at volunteering so if you want to show your support for refugees in your city, why not get involved? Many of the charities that work with refugees and asylum seekers, rely on the support of volunteers. There are many different roles from helping with office duties through to befriending and mentoring. The amount of time you give is up to you. Find out more about some of the roles available here.
Bradford Volunteer Centre is launching a new scheme – People Can Event Volunteers. Sometimes charities hold one off events which need volunteer support. The People Can team will be a pool of volunteers that different charities can use when they need volunteers for events. This is ideal for those people who do not want to volunteer on a regular basis. It’s a great way to give something back, meet new people or to get experience of working with a team of people in a customer facing environment.Find out more by clicking here.
The Volunteering Kitemark is a certificate awarded to organisations that show their volunteering programmes provide the best experience possible for volunteers. It benchmarks the quality of your volunteer management and involvement, proves and improves the effectiveness of your work with volunteers and enhances your organisation’s reputation. Applying for the Kitemark is free and is valid for two years. Find out more here.
As well as regular volunteer roles, there are often opportunities to volunteer for a one off event. Charities are recruiting now for events from March – June. Find out what’s coming up here!
Bradford Volunteer Centre is looking for new trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the work of a small charity with a big role, supporting over 600 other local charities in all aspects of their work with volunteers. Ideally you will have financial expertise or skills in partnership working. Interested? Find out more here.
If being a trustee is not something that interests you, look at some of the other volunteer roles in different areas of interest.
Are you a volunteer coordinator, or someone who manages volunteers? Are you interested in meeting people in similar roles, working in the voluntary and community sector around Bradford to share best practice, discuss local updates relevant to the sector and for moral support? Then you are invited to the Bradford Volunteer Managers Forum at Bradford University Student Central. To book your place and car parking pass, please be in touch.
The Do-it volunteering website has been completely revamped, you are now able to manage volunteer enquiries and volunteering roles on the new site. For community organisations and charities in Bradford the following guidance will help you through the initial registration process for new do-it account. Please note all volunteer application will go to your new do-it account. Watch this video about the new site. Do It Promotional Video