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?

Our volunteer recruitment is currently closed. When volunteer vacancies are available, you will see them advertised here, so please check back regularly. We also advertise on social media, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and information.

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

For regular updates and information on our service please follow us:

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NHS Cadets

The NHS Cadets programme is a partnership between NHS England/NHS Improvement and St John Ambulance with local NHS Trust delivery partners. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as one of the first seven Trusts nationally to deliver the NHS Cadets programme. 

NHS Cadets is a training programme designed specifically to give young people opportunities within the NHS that they may not have had access to previously. 

Registration for NHS Cadets starting in September 2020 is now closed. We do not currently have any further courses planned at the moment, as this is a pilot programme running in Bradford. However, should we open registration again, we will advertise in the same way, contacting local schools and community groups, and all information will be available on our website. Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information.

Details about the programme are still available here, for information purposes only.

NHS Cadets introduction

NHS Cadets poster

Please note, we will not be holding a list for future courses. If you have any further queries, please contact