Volunteers

Could you be a Volunteer with Home-Start Bradford District?

We are now recruiting for a course starting later in the year for volunteers with parenting experience who live in or around the Bradford or Keighley area.

Information about being a Home-Start Bradford District Volunteer

A description of the role of a Home-Start Bradford District Volunteer

Volunteer Application Form

Come and join Home-Start Bradford District, together we make a great team!

Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. They give so much to the families and the organization.

We depend on:

  • Skills, experience, and knowledge
  • Generous gift of time
  • Willingness to be flexible and do a variety of roles in Home-Start Bradford District.

Volunteers benefit from:

  • New skills, experience, and knowledge
  • Improved knowledge of local services and local issues
  • Raised awareness of the needs of families and communities
  • Improved access to paid employment opportunities and a range of education opportunities
  • A sense of personal achievement and satisfaction
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • Access to further training from local professionals
Before coming on board, all home-visiting volunteers are interviewed prior to attending a 40-hour minimum preparation course and undergoing a second interview (which takes place in the volunteer's home). Two references and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check plus a Social Care check are compulsory for each volunteer.
 
All home-visiting volunteers give up to 4 hours a week visiting a family plus travel time, once they have completed their course and are asked to commit to volunteering with Home-Start Bradford District for at least a year. Co-ordinators will assess each volunteer's suitabily to be matched with a family, dependant on checks, reference and involvement on the Preparation Course.
 

To download the volunteering application form click here

As you can see our volunteers have commitment!