Volunteering Ilkley, Images © Barry Wilkinson Photography or Steve Butler
Could you give an hour for voluntary power?

The "People Can Volunteering Quality Standard" is the recognised award in volunteer management for volunteer-involving organisations across the Bradford and District local authority area. The award has been available for several years, previously through Volunteering Bradford and many organisations already hold it.


Here4BDCC: Building voice and influence

From 1st April there will be new arrangements for voluntary sector infrastructure in Bradford District. Community Action and the VCS Alliance will be leading on voice and influence as part of the Here4BDCC Consortium: ensuring your voice is heard by key decision-makers and that key decisions are shaped by your knowledge and experience and that of the communities you work with. We are committed to working with the sector to shape how voice and influence looks in the future.


‘People Can’- Bradford & District Volunteering Quality Mark

The Bradford District has a proud tradition of volunteering, in fact, more people volunteer here than anywhere else in Yorkshire.  The Quality Mark is a certificate awarded to organisations that show their volunteering programmes provide the best experience possible for volunteers. In addition, it benchmarks the quality of your volunteer management and involvement, proves and improves the effectiveness of your work with volunteers and enhances your organisation's reputation.  It is free and valid for two years, after which an organisation needs to apply again.

Why should my organisation apply?

A new Citizen Coin scheme has been launched in Bradford District supported by Bradford for Everyone. The scheme rewards residents from across the district for doing things to help and support others by volunteering or getting involved in civic duties to make Bradford and District a better place for everyone.

Volunteers can register with the site and receive digital coins to get started. The coins can be exchanged for discounts on goods and services at selected stores. Those earning coins can choose to gift them to other people or organisations.

If you are an organisation with volunteer roles, you can register with the site to promote your role with digital coins offered to new or existing volunteers. It’s a great way to attract new volunteers.

The scheme is in its very early days, so it needs more roles to attract more volunteers to attract more companies with offers to exchange for coins.


For further information visit Bradford Coin. This short film explains more about the scheme.





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