Why Volunteer?


How do I get a volunteer role?

Search our online database and apply online. If you require extra support to volunteer please get in touch to arrange an appointment. We can offer appointments Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. Appointments outside of these times can be arranged

For details of nearly all the opportunities registered with us you can also look on-line at Volunteer Bradford District – Volunteering opportunities in Bradford and Keighley

If you require extra support to volunteer please contact us to make an appointment.

Appointments are available at our main office and at outreach venues across the district. If you would like to meet an advisor , please contact us on 07904953864.

We can currently offer appointments at the following:

Bread & Roses, 14 North Parade, Bradford, BD1 3HT

The Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Rd, Bradford BD1 2HS

Rawson Quarter, Bradford BD1 3QQ

Bevan Health Centre, 14 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS

Westbourne Green Health Centre BD8

Further venues to be announced shortly

What happens when I visit Volunteering Bradford?

You will have an informal chat with our volunteer advisors about what you think you might like to do. We can find a role to meet your lifestyle and interests. There is a simple registration form we’ll ask you to fill in. We’ll spend some time browsing through various available opportunities. All the information we have available on the opportunities you’re interested in will be printed out for you. Most people take this away to have a look through, and choose 2-3 organisations to make contact with. Each organisation has its own method of taking on volunteers, which we can talk through with you. You will not need to make any decisions about your volunteer role on this visit. Appointments are available out of these times and a confidential meeting room is available.

We can provide extra support if english is not your first language; you have support needs; you are a young person who is struggling to find an appropriate role

More questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions!

Why do people volunteer?

Most people volunteer either because they want to give something back to society or because they want to play a part in their community. People volunteer for many different organisations, from national charities like MENCAP to local community groups.

Here are some of the reasons why people choose to volunteer…

  • To share a skill
  • To get to know their community better
  • To show their commitment to a cause
  • To obtain leadership skills
  • To keep busy
  • To make new friends
  • To explore a career
  • To help someone
  • To feel good
  • To be part of a team
  • To test themselves
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