When individuals freely give their time without payment for the benefit of an organisation, the community, an individual or the environment outside of their family, this is considered volunteering. For example, if you have ever helped out at a sports event, or a school fair, or taken part in a sponsored walk, you've been a volunteer.
Volunteering should never be something you are made to do, and is not done for financial gain. The rewards are about the satisfaction of giving something back to the society, about gaining useful experience and skills, meeting new people and having fun!
Yes, you give your time and energies freely but you do get yours out of pocket expenses paid, things like bus fares, mileage or parking.
As much as you want to and when you can, a few hours a week, a whole day, or just go on a list they can call you on when there is an event /project runnig.
Anyone, whatever your age, background or work experience, you will have a skill that someone needs. No matter how busy you are, there will be something that you can do. Everyone is welcome!
There are hundreds of volunteering opportunities in Bradford. Whatever your interests or background UBU Volunteering can help you find something to suit you. For example, you could: