Volunteering is an excellent way of developing skills and experience to support your future career choices. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to explore the range of careers, both clinical and non-clinical that are available within health and social care. From the hospital to community, mental health, physical health, older people and children. Through volunteering not only are you improving your employability or opportunity to access further education, but you are also making a direct positive difference to patients, their families and staff by providing additional support above and beyond core services.

Volunteers are normally asked to commit to a minimum of 6 months for 2 hours a week, but beyond this there can be real flexibility as to when volunteering can be done depending on the role; day, evening, weekends, it can fit around your other commitments.

Some of the organisations you can choose to volunteer include:

Bradford District Care Foundation Trust 

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale Hospital

Volunteering Bradford

Here 4 BDCC – Community Action Bradford and District (CABAD)

The UK National Voluntary Charity – Royal Voluntary Service