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Hope Park Workspaces
Trevor Foster Way
Bradford BD5 8HB
Where we work
How we can help
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair accessible
- We are a disability friendly branch, located on the ground floor. Disabled parking close to building. Level access to main, automatic doors and ramp from secondary exit.
We welcome volunteers who reflect all the diversity and cultural richness of Bradford. Together, we create an inclusive and enriching volunteering experience so that we can best support our callers.
Listening volunteers are there for anyone who needs support. Every year, they spend over one million hours responding to calls for help and they can change the course of someone’s life. Join the Bradford Samaritans Hub and be part of our mission to provide support, hope, and encouragement to those who need it most.
At Bradford Samaritans Hub, we provide vital emotional support to those going through difficult times. Our non-judgmental and confidential service is available 24/7, allowing individuals to talk openly about their feelings, thoughts, and concerns. We believe that everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and supported, regardless of their background.
We launched in May 2022 and now have around 30 volunteers who help deliver our service:
- Our listening volunteers are available day and night to respond to our callers
- Our support volunteers help with all aspects of running the hub
Why Volunteer with Us?
- Make a Difference: As a listening volunteer, you have the power to positively impact someone's life. Your compassionate ear and understanding can provide solace and hope to those who need it most.
- Embrace Diversity: Bradford is a vibrant and diverse community, and we strive to reflect this diversity in our team. We welcome volunteers from all cultural backgrounds and walks of life. By joining us, you'll be part of a team that celebrates and respects the unique experiences and perspectives of everyone in our community.
- Training and Support: We provide comprehensive training to equip you with the necessary skills to support individuals in crisis. Our experienced volunteers and staff will guide you through every step of your journey, ensuring you feel confident and capable in your role.
- Support for your needs: We are a disability friendly branch and we are passionate about supporting and enabling volunteering by everyone that shares our values.
- Volunteering that fits with your schedule: We understand that your time is valuable, so we offer a range of shifts that can fit in with your schedule. Whatever your availability, your contribution will make a significant impact.
- Personal Growth: Volunteering with Samaritans is a transformative experience. As you support others, you'll develop invaluable listening and communication skills, enhance your empathy and emotional intelligence, and grow as an individual.
Take the First Step
If you are ready to make a positive impact on the lives of others and become a listening volunteer at Bradford Samaritans Hub, we would love to hear from you. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and identities.
To apply, simply fill out our online application form below. We will review your application and be in touch to discuss the next steps.
Together, we can make a difference and create a supportive community that embraces diversity. Join us at Bradford Samaritans Hub today!
LISTENING VOLUNTEERS - HELP US LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
We are particularly keen to attract people who would like to volunteer overnight, a time when our callers can need us most. If you are an owl or a lark let us know.
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