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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...


Volunteer support – the best decision I ever made!

When Rukhsana Hassan, 30, was offered the support of a Home-Start Better Start volunteer, she was initially reluctant to let a ‘stranger’ help her. Looking back, she realises that saying ‘yes’ was one of the best decisions she has ever made. Rukhsana’s story I have three children: Ali-Ak...


The motivation behind volunteering

Volunteering has been a buzz word in my world for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that I stopped to think about what draws me to being a volunteer. By nature I have always been tuned into others around me, checking if they are ok and have what they need.  I guess almost all of my cho...