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.
This year’s Community Stars ceremony took place at the Midland Hotel in December. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the work of Bradford’s unsung heroes. Bradford has some truly inspirational people who give their time and energy for free to help others in less fortunate circumstances.
From amazing fund-raising efforts to being there to support neighbours to producing resources to support new mums – the awards recognise the extraordinary things done by local people. The award programme is supported by the Telegraph and Argus and Better Start, Bradford.
This year’s finalists courtesy of Telegraph & Argus
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. Cancer research is recruiting now for events in February, March and May. 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