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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 across the Bradford and Craven districts.

Whether it’s one hour per week with our Befriending roles or a couple of hours as a telephone support worker with Guide-Line, there are plenty of opportunities for you to support your local mental health charity. 

Each week I feel a sense of achievement that I took a small part of my day to be there for someone else

Urgent roles

Meet the team

Donna is our Volunteer Coordinator, with the help of her team she looks after all the volunteer opportunities at Mind in Bradford including the Community Companions (Befriending) project.

Meet the rest of Donna’s team below or head to our Youtube Channel to hear more.

Meet the team

How to apply?

  • We offer a range of opportunities to suit a variety of skills, scroll down to view all the roles before applying. 
  • Once ready please complete the application form below which should take no more than 15-mins to complete.
  • Please specify in your application which role or roles you are applying for.
  • Following this our Volunteering Coordinators will be in touch for an informal chat and to schedule a volunteer induction with you.
  • We ask for a minimum commitment of 12 months for all the volunteer roles, this is because of the training provided to on-board you. 
  • Want to ask some questions about the roles before you apply? Get in touch with our team on [email protected]

Ready to get started? Get your application in.

Volunteer Application Form 

If you prefer to use Word then download a form below:

Download Volunteer Application form 

 

Volunteer roles

Community Companion (befriender)

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.

Find out more 

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

To apply, please complete the application form below.

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

Volunteer Application Form 

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.  

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

Volunteer Application Form 

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. 

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

Volunteer Application Form 

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.  

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

Volunteer Application Form 

Translator

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. 

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

Volunteer Application Form 

School 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. Can present via Team/Zoom or in-person. Most sessions will be early morning (7:45-8:45am). Likely to involve delivering a PowerPoint presentation.   

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

Volunteer Application Form 

Know Your Mind Group Co-Facilitator

Role: Group Co-Facilitator

Location: Current location – Mind in Bradford’s office, possibility to work in other locations e.g. Bradford College

When: Session times – Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm and Friday 4:30-6:30pm, weekly

Commitment required: One session per week for eight weeks

Role description: Helping running groups for 8-19-year-olds, with a mix of creative sessions, peer support and psychoeducation.

Volunteer Application Form 

Training Facilitator

Role: Training Facilitator

Location: Mind in Bradford’s office, with the possibility of other locations and online 

When: Session times differ and so flexibility is required

Commitment required:  ad hoc, so flexibility is required – minimum would be five hours a session

Role description: Running training sessions for our Severe Mental Illness and Guide-Line services, alongside a practitioner 

Volunteer Application Form 

Administrator

Role: Administrator

Location: Mind in Bradford’s office

When: ongoing

Commitment required: minimum four hours or half a day per week

Role description: inputting data, calling clients, emails and other general administration supporting services

Volunteer Application Form 

Reception

Role: Reception

Location: Mind in Bradford office

When: ongoing

Commitment required: minimum half a day or one full day per week

Role description: Front of house meeting and greeting individuals. Answering phones, door buzzers, signing in and out visitors, inputting data, emails ad other administration required

Volunteer Application Form 

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