There are three key ways in which you can help support BCCS:
Age limit – All volunteers must be aged 18 or over. There is no upper age limit but volunteers must be active and healthy in order to do the work.
Commitment – Our volunteers commit to between 3 and 4 hours each week for a minimum period of 12 months. We prefer our volunteers to stay longer as experience makes them more effective.
Diversity – We encourage applications from all races and cultures. BCCS will not discriminate or treat any individuals less favorably on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, social class or sexual orientation.
Training and support – We offer free training and support to suitable applicants.
Safeguarding – All of our Volunteers must have an enhanced CRB check and comply with our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy.
Volunteering Opportunities – Volunteers may be recruited to do face to face support work on the Court concourse or to assist with administrative or other tasks. (If you feel you have a particular skill, please call our office staff at any time to discuss how this may be used.)
Volunteer Policy – Bradford Court Chaplaincy Service is committed to ensuring that all volunteers receive the same level of support as our paid staff and has a Volunteer policy in place (copies of which may be obtained from the office).
Future Recruitment – To express an interest in volunteering and find out about the next available course, please contact the office on 01274 722422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making a donation – Every penny we receive is used very carefully. Our Trustees and support workers give a great deal of time and expertise because they believe our service is vital and life changing. Christians may wish to make a special donation during Lent and Muslims may wish to consider a donation to Bradford Court Chaplaincy Service during the Holy month of Ramadan. Just £7 will cover a Volunteers expenses for a whole session (Many volunteers do not claim expenses but we need to be in a position to offer them, so that we do not discriminate against those who could not otherwise afford to volunteer.)
Gift Aid – Please make sure that you Gift Aid your donation to increase its value. For every £1 you give we can claim back an extra 25p at no cost to you (28p with the current “top up” allowed by HMRC).
Offering your services or advice in other ways – You can help keep down our costs by offering your goods and services free or at discounted prices (e.g. stationery, office and computer equipment, facilities and catering for fundraising events etc.)
Eg If you are a solicitor you could offer to write a will at no charge, provided it contains a legacy to BCCS.
You can help secure the future success of our charity by downloading one of the resources below and making them available to friends and family or displaying them in shops, places of worship and other community buildings.