Bradford Nightstop is a charity managed by volunteers and operationally run by volunteers with support from a small staff team. The staff team are based in Manningham whilst our volunteers live across the Bradford District.
Our volunteers are our main asset. We have over 70 volunteers who reliably perform the following roles:
Host – accommodating young people one night at a time
Telephone Contact Person – taking referrals over the telephone on 3-hour shifts worked from home
Driver – transporting young people from a designated safe waiting spot to the host address
Mobile Phone Holder – carrier of the organisation mobile phone, providing out-of-office-hours emergency support for all volunteers
Management Committee Member – taking part in the management of the organisation
Safe Waiting Host – providing a safe waiting point for young people until their host for the evening is ready to accommodate them
Office Volunteer – providing voluntary support to the small staff team in the office, from administrative work to assisting with the sorting of office supplies.
Nightstop works because its volunteers understand and are well equipped to deliver their roles... The fact that their processes force them to rely on each other to resolve problems and even help keep each other safe bonds them into a strong and effective team - External Impact Evaluation 2016
All DBS-checked and inducted and trained over three sessions, our volunteers are supported and guided by a range of policies – from safeguarding to equality – reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Bradford Nightstop has an impressive volunteer retention rate – our longest serving volunteers are in their 23rd year of hosting.
If you would like to join our outstanding team of over 70 volunteers please complete the application form, or alternatively contact the office on 01274 776888 to discuss opportunities.
130 hours donated to Nightstop per volunteer, per year
9,000 hours per year collectively
The equivalent of 4.5 full-time staff