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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 our volunteer roles:

  • All Volunteers should follow the recommended good practice of frequent hand washing and social distancing.
  • Any Volunteer who feels unwell should not attend their volunteering role. If you have a high temperature, new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste then you should self-isolate for 10 days if living alone, or 14 days in a household.
  • If you are in the clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable high-risk groups, you are now being advised to take extra steps to protect yourself. If you fall into either of these categories you may still be able to undertake a volunteering role, however, please do contact us to discuss this further. To ensure you are safe in your volunteering role, we carry out a full COVID-19 risk assessment for every individual.

If you are well and wish to volunteer for the NHS, we will be incredibly grateful for your support during this 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.

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

Our volunteer recruitment is open

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 six-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 – vacancies now open

Our volunteer recruitment is now open, below are the volunteer roles currently being recruited to. If you are interested in applying for a role, please ensure you read the below Application Letter before you complete the application, as this contains important information. Following this, please complete the application form below and email it to

COVID-19 application letterplease read before applying

Volunteer application form

You can apply for more than one role, but please complete a separate application form for each role.

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 training before any Volunteering commences.

Recruitment checks

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


Clare Bancroft – Volunteer Service Manager

Catherine Jowitt – Volunteer Lead


Phone: 01274 322662

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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.

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

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