Volunteers play an important role within our Trust, providing support to those people who use our services. We are committed to growing the opportunities for volunteering within our services and we are always looking for people who are interested in giving their skills and experience. Please click here to view BDCFT’s volunteer strategy.

Volunteering opportunities are available across the Bradford, Airedale and Craven District. We have a wide range of services, many of which take volunteers.

To find out further information about the Trust, and the services we offer, please visit Our Services page.

Age and commitment

You can volunteer at our Trust if you are aged 16 and above. The exception to this are the volunteering roles at the inpatient sites at Lynfield Mount hospital and Airedale Centre for Mental Health, where you need to be aged over 18.

Due to the time and effort that the recruitment process takes, we ask that you consider the commitment you can make. We rarely support short term, intensive volunteering opportunities. 

Please consider whether this is a realistic commitment before applying.

Current volunteer opportunities at BDCFT

Please visit to view our active volunteer opportunities.
If you are interested in multiple volunteer roles, please get in touch with us before applying using the contact details below. 

The application form requires a reference from someone who has known you for two years. If this would be difficult, we encourage you to still apply, but please get in touch before starting the application form so we can help: volunteer@bdct.nhs.uk or 07387 546256



Unfortunately, we are unable to deal with any work experience requests. If you are interested in work experience then please contact LEND@bdct.nhs.uk.

Visit our volunteer-led art exhibition

Staff and people from our communities who are supported by BDCFT’s mental health services have been making creative work on the theme of Grow over the last few months.

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Our volunteer recruitment journey

To become a volunteer for BDCFT, you will need to apply for one of our available roles. You can find our active opportunities here. Once your application has been received you will be contacted by one of our team who will then invite you to attend an informal selection interview at your convenience. If your application has been successful, you will be required to complete the following steps:

  • Recruitment checks – Occupational Health, References, DBS check (if a requirement of the role).
  • Volunteer Induction training
  • Role Specific training
  • Local Induction

The volunteer induction must be completed in full before any volunteering can begin.

Contact us

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Email: volunteer@bdct.nhs.uk

Phone: 07387 546256

For regular updates and information on our service please follow our social media pages.

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