Thank you for your interest in Volunteering at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust during COVID-19.
If you believe you have the skills and experience which could be directly beneficial to Trust services we would love to hear from you. Should you wish to apply for a volunteer role, please see the role descriptions below for further details.

Volunteer role available:

COVID-19 Gardener Volunteer

On applying for any of our volunteer roles, please ensure you read the application letter below as this contains important information about the recruitment process. Following this, please complete the application form and email it to

COVID-19 application letter

COVID-19 application form

Important information

Volunteers supporting health and social care are classed as key workers and are able to move around in their volunteer role, however please consider the following before registering your interest in any of the above:
• All volunteers should follow the recommended good practice of frequently washing hands and social distancing.
• Any volunteer who feels unwell should not attend their volunteering role, and if they have a new, constant cough and high temperature (37.8 or above) they should self-isolate for 7 days if living alone, or 14 days in a household. If you are unwell and unable to attend your volunteer role please let the service know as soon as you can.
• If you are in a high risk group i.e. over 70 or have underlying health conditions you are now being advised to self-isolate and reduce any non-essential social contact. If you fall into this category you may still be able to undertake a volunteering role from home.

If you are well and wish to volunteer for the NHS we will be incredibly grateful for your support during what is likely to be a very challenging time for the NHS.

Please do bear in mind when applying that we are a Mental Health and Community NHS Trust, and our roles may vary from those you may have seen advertised nationally or at the acute hospital sites.

As service needs change, further roles may become available, therefore if these roles are not suitable, please bear with us and hopefully something will be available in the future.

Would you like to Volunteer for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust?

Volunteers play an important role within our Trust, providing support to our Service Users. We are committed to growing the opportunities for Volunteering within our services for the benefit of service users and are always looking for people who are interested in giving their skills and experience.

Where can I Volunteer in the Trust?

Volunteering opportunities are available across the Bradford, Airedale and Craven District. We have a wide range of services, many of which take volunteers, please see Our Service to find out more about the services we offer.

How old do I have to be?

You can Volunteer within our Trust if you are over 16 years old. The exception to this is Volunteering within our Mental Health Inpatient areas where you need to be over 18 years old.


We ask for a minimum of a 6-month commitment for any Volunteer role, unless specified in the role description. Please consider whether this is a realistic commitment before applying.

Applying to Volunteer

Unfortunately we are unable to deal with any Work Experience requests. If you are interested in Work Experience then please contact   

Do you provide Training?

We provide all the training you require for each role. It is essential you complete all relevant trainings before any Volunteering commences.

Recruitment Checks

You may be asked for references or a Disclosure and Baring Check (DBS) as part of the recruitment process.


Clare Bancroft – Volunteer Service Manager

Catherine Jowitt – Volunteer Lead


Phone: 01274 322662

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