Volunteering at BDSL

Volunteering is the life and soul of our organisation, without volunteers we could not exist. Our organisation has many volunteering roles from trustee to sports coach all of them can be a very rewarding experience. We need professional, enthusiastic volunteers who can make a difference to people's lives.

The following roles are available. If you want to help but are not sure what to do, ring us on 01274 437093 and ask to speak to Steve, or contact us here.


Get Out Get Active Programme Assistant

The programme assistant would become part of one of the GOGA programmes In Manningham, Keighley or Holmewood. These roles can be:

  • Assistant Coach: Assisting the lead coach on delivering sessions/planning sessions and encouraging participants. Opportunity to upskill as a lead coach where applicable.

  • Media/Admin Assistant: Co-ordinating the social media marketing for the programme and helping with administration duties.

All our volunteers gain access to our yearly training programmes, Free DBS checks and uniform. Expenses are available for travel. For more information request our volunteer pack. Please contact Karla Burton (Inclusive Sports Officer) on 01274 437093, or 07484521575 (mobile), email karla.burton@bdsl.net or contact us here.


Trustee and Management Committee

Trustees are responsible for the running of the charity, there are a number of roles that a volunteer could aspire to do including:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Trustee

Sports Coach

Delivering sports sessions to people with disabilities in our clubs. We have a number of volunteer coaching opportunities within our organisation and some of our clubs are multi-sport so please contact us no matter what your specialism.

To find out more information, contact Steve on 07534924860 or steve.farleigh@bdsl.net

Assistant Sports Coach

For those who have some basic skill but require more experience.

To find out more information, contact Steve on 07534924860 or steve@bdsl.net


Marketing Volunteer

This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to aid us in our marketing. Initially we require someone who can coordinate a regular newsletter for our members and supporters. We are looking for a strong individual with some marketing experience. A good communicator is essential.

To find out more information, contact Dean on 01274 437093 or dean.carroll@bdsl.net.com

wheel chair van


We are always on the lookout for talented experience drivers who would be confident to drive our 16 seat minibuses. Most of our journeys are within Bradford but there are one off to the seaside and other attractions.

To find out more information, contact Sue on 01274 437093 or sue.brook@bdsl.net.com


We are looking for people who are interested in meeting new people and who have good communication skills. We need volunteers to be minibus escorts. The role involves helping people on and off the bus, escorting our member to their door and providing an enjoyable travel experience.

To find out more information, contact Sue on 01274 437093 or sue.brook@bdsl.net.com


We need energetic people to help us raise funds. We don't need you to rattle a tin we are looking for fresh ideas and willing people to head up those ideas. You will work under our fundraising officer who has 16 year's experience. Under his guidance you will be the lifeblood of the organisation and your efforts will help hundreds of people across the district.

To find out more information, contact Barry on 01274 437093 or barry.thorne@bdsl.net.com