Volunteer

Volunteer (opportunities)

Becoming a volunteer at One In A Million charity can be a very rewarding experience. If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people from predominantly disadvantaged backgrounds within the Bradford district then there are many ways that you can help us.

How to become a volunteer?

If you think you might be interested in volunteering with One In A Million charity, please get in touch either by letter, email volunteer@oneinamillion.org.uk or phone 01274 723439. If you know what you would like to get involved with straight away, that’s great, we will send you an application form. On the other hand, if you’re unsure of the role you could play or would like to see if we have any additional new opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

What do we look for in volunteers?

The kind of person we would like to join our trusted team of volunteers at One In A Million are those who are kind, dependable and reflect our cores values which are compassion, honesty, integrity and excellence. Complimenting these, you will be enthusiastic, fun and deeply passionate about working with children and young people from the Bradford district. Do you share these qualities and values?

What opportunities are available?

We have a number of areas of need from volunteers. To name but a few, please see below:-

Streetwise Football Mentor:

The role of volunteer football mentor requires you to assist the qualified ‘head coach’ in setting up equipment, registering players, refereeing games and any other general duties the coach may need assistance with. No experience required as training will be provided by the highly qualified coaching team.

Community Kids Club Assistant:

The role of Volunteer Community Assistant requires volunteers to assist the ‘community activator’ in setting up activities and supervising children and young people during the session. Volunteers may also be required to participate in the activities, to demonstrate equipment/tools and to also engage the children.

Athletics Mentor: 

The role of Volunteer Indoor Athletics Mentor is to assist the session head in setting up equipment and supervising children (aged 7-15 years). Volunteers will be comfortable demonstrating techniques etc (the head coach will advise and coach any volunteers that are unsure). The head coach would like to train volunteers to become coaches themselves (you receive an accredited qualification at the end of it) so for this role the coach would ideally like volunteers that would like to commit long term i.e. 6+ months.

So what is the volunteer recruitment process?

If you are interested in volunteering within one of our projects please contact Helen Thornton to request an application form. Once you have filled this in please return it to helen.thornton@oneinamillion.org.uk, who will then invite you into the office for an informal chat and to tell you more about the volunteering opportunities we have at One In A Million. Helen will then write to two of your chosen references. Once these references are returned, Helen will invite you into the office to carry out your DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and discuss which location you will be placed at. Helen will then put you in contact with the head coach for that area and once we have your DBS check results back you can start volunteering. Helen will stay in touch with you to see how you are getting on at your location and after 1-month she will do a review with you and then a further review at 6 months.

If you share our vision and values, we’ll look forward to welcoming you to the One In A Million family!