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Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, develop new skills and confidence, build friendships and improve your wellbeing.

Our volunteers are highly valued – without them we couldn’t provide the vital services, groups or support which promote mental wellbeing across the Bradford and Craven districts.

How to apply?

At Mind in Bradford we offer a range of opportunities to suit a variety of skills. To apply, please complete the application form by downloading the PDF below or clicking the online Volunteer Application Form button to the left of this page.

Volunteer Application Form

We ask for a minimum commitment of 12 months for all the volunteer roles.

Application forms can be returned to [email protected] or by post to Mind in Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, Bradford, BD1 4QU.

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic and public health restrictions, some of the volunteer roles below may have limited availability. However, if you are interested in volunteering with us please submit your application with your preferred voluntary role and our Volunteer Coordinator will come back to you with the options available.

Community Companion (befriender) <--------------------Urgent roles

Role: Community Companion (befriender)

Location: Central Bradford and Baildon

When: ongoing

Commitment Required: 1 hour per week or 2 hours per fortnight

Role Description: Providing one-to-one support to those aged 18 plus face-to-face or by telephone call and encouraging them to attend local community groups/ activities or go out for walks.


Community Companion Mentor

Role: Community Companion Mentor

Location: Central Bradford and Baildon 

When: ongoing

Commitment Required: 1 to 2 hours per week. Looking after 5 volunteers. 

Role Description: Supporting other volunteers with their befriending, holding Zoom or face-to-face meetings monthly. Group supervisions, sharing ideas and using WhatsApp/ messaging to keep in touch.  

Sanctuary Crisis Support

Role: Sanctuary Crisis Support

Location: Mind in Bradford

When: ongoing

Commitment Required: One shift a week, at either of the following time slots: 5.30pm-8.30pm and 8.30pm-11.30pm (longer shifts are available).

Role Description: Administrative tasks to ensure a smooth running of the service each evening. Including liaising with external agencies on behalf of clients/staff where necessary. 

Community Fundraiser

Role: Community Fundraiser

Location: Locations around Bradford & District

When: ongoing

Commitment Required: Dependent on the event/ activity

Role Description: Supporting at events/ activities with the Mind in Bradford team e.g. promoting Mind in Bradford to the general public and helping set up/take down events where needed. 

Community & Event Speaker

Role: Community & Event Speaker 

Location: Locations around Bradford & District 

When: ongoing 

Commitment Required: Dependent on the event/ activity. Driving essential. 

Role Description: Attending local community or corporate events and speaking on behalf of Mind in Bradford. Encouraging involvement of local community groups & services.  


Role: Administrative Translator

Location: Bradford and District

When: ongoing 

Commitment Required: ad hoc, so applicant would need to be flexible 

Role Description: Translating forms, conversations over the phone and in person in different languages (please specify language on application). Supporting clients in groups. 

Assembly Support

Role: Assembly Support  

Location: Bradford and District   

When: ongoing 

Commitment Required: Would need to be flexible, dates and times will vary

Role Description: Helping deliver assemblies to schools in central Bradford. Currently via teams, may move to be in person. Most sessions will be early morning (7:45-8:45am). Likely to involve delivering a PowerPoint presentation.   

Guide-Line (telephone support volunteer)

Role: Guide-Line (telephone support volunteer)

Location: Mind in Bradford

When: ongoing

Commitment Required: Shifts of 3 to 4 hours per week

Role Description: Telephone support for those in crisis

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