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One volunteer’s Better Start Bradford journey

One volunteer's Better Start Bradford journey

Some people join the Better Start Bradford family and very quickly become indispensable. Maryiam is one such individual. She has experienced Better Start Bradford as both a participant and volunteer, and is grateful for the abundance of opportunities it has brought. We are equally grateful to her f...


Reasons to support your staff to volunteer

Better Start Bradford Programme Director, Michaela Howell, reflects on the benefits of supporting your staff to volunteer. “Mum, Brownies will close unless a mum can help out”. This was what my 7 year old daughter shouted at me as she came running out of her Brownie group. Of course, I offere...


Recently I attended a Friends of Bowling Park meeting  where a group of dedicated volunteers gathered in a cold hut (- 2c outside) to think about ways to develop an old stone building into a useful space for local people to gather and run activities like a community cafe. As I was listening to th...


Salhia Ahmed has been presented with the first ‘Early Years’ Award at Bradford’s annual Community Stars. The new award, supported by Better Start Bradford, recognises volunteers who give their own time to support families in getting children off to the best possible start in life in the Better...


The motivation behind volunteering

Today is International Volunteers Day. Volunteers are an important part of our community, as they not only share their valuable time but also contribute their effort, knowledge and skills for the benefit of the wider community, including families with children under four. People volunteer for a r...