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Give back to the community, develop confidence, build friendships and improve your wellbeing.

Mind in Bradford are proud to have 78 volunteers that give their time to support the running of our services in Bradford and Craven.

As demand increases we need your help now more than ever!

Can you spare some time each week or month to help someone in need?

Have a look through our volunteer roles below and if you’re not sure, get in touch with Donna, our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

 

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

It’s so lovely to be able to support others

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I wanted to help others

”After first coming to Mind in Bradford as a client, I began volunteering for them.”

”I was in such a dark place and after attending Mind in Bradford’s wellbeing groups that are run by very talented and empathetic wellbeing practitioners, I felt so grateful that I wanted to contribute and help others in similar positions I’ve found myself in.”

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

Without your dedication, skills and commitment we’d not be able to support people when and where they need it most.

Since January this year our volunteers have provided over 300 hours of support.

Current Volunteering roles

NEW ROLES WITH SAFE SPACES!

Volunteer with Safe Spaces and support people in mental distress in your community – there are lots of roles to choose from in our Bradford Hub, Keighley Hub, Overnight service and Cafes throughout the district. 

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Volunteer with Safe Spaces (Crisis Support)

Role: Volunteer with Safe Spaces.

Location: Central Bradford, Shipley, Keighley, Tong or Craven.

When: ongoing.

Role Description: Safe Spaces is for those in mental health distress, this could be severe anxiety or panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, intense depression or feelings of disassociation. If you have a passion for helping others or lived experiences with mental health then volunteering is a great way to build confidence and give back to your community. You can volunteer in our Crisis CafeCrisis Hub or in our Children and Young People’s Overnight Service.

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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.

I’m so glad that that I became a Befriender I myself suffer with my own mental health experience its so lovely to be able to support others.

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Event Volunteer (Community Fundraiser)

Role: Event Volunteer (Community Fundraiser)

Location: Locations around Bradford district

When: ad hoc / one-off

Commitment Required: Dependent on the event/ activity but very flexible

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. Collecting donations from the community.

No minimum commitment needed, fill in the short form below and our Fundraising Officer Lydia will be in touch with out latest events. 

Event Volunteer Form 

Media Volunteer (Flexible)

Role: Media Volunteer (Marketing Team)

Location: Locations around Bradford district

When: ad hoc / one-off

Commitment Required: Completely flexible around you

Role Description: Supporting the Marketing and Communications team with their campaign activity including photography, videography, video editing, copywriting, PR, blog writing and design. 

No minimum commitment needed, once you’ve filled in the form below and been on-boarded Hayley our Marketing & Communications Manager will be in touch with next steps. 

Volunteer Application Form 

Community Companion Mentor (Befriending)

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 this role.

Volunteer Application Form 

Walk and Talk Facilitator

Role: Walk and Talk Facilitator

Location: Allerton – Chellow Dean Park

When: Allerton – first Wednesday of a month (from 6 July)

Commitment: Two hours, monthly (plus travel time)

Role description: facilitating a walking group, with general conversation, around the park. First Aid training desirable.

Volunteer Application Form 

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 this role.

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 this role.

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 

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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