CHAS Bradford was formed by Volunteers over 40 years ago, and they still play a vital role in CHAS @ St Vincent's work today.

Support from the local community has always been a main feature in our work. We welcome Volunteers to help in our
Shops, Offices or Furniture Service. We accommodate to your needs, so whether you have just a few hours a week to spare, or like one of our current Volunteers want to help Monday to Sunday, you will be welcome.

"It is always fun working in the shop, it is a great team and every day is different, we always get interesting donations to look through." (Shop Volunteer)

Would You Like to Help at CHAS @ St Vincent's?


If you would like to help in our workshops, it is essential that you already have experience and qualifications in joinery or electrical skills. These opportunities would particularly suit someone who is retired or not currently in full time employment. Other opportunities, such as van driver and mates, are available for people wanting to assist with warehouse activities.

Our Volunteers are often the first people customers meet in both our shop and reception. These opportunities would suit friendly people who enjoy company and chatting to people.

If you would prefer to help behind the scenes you can volunteer in one of our offices.

We also need help with cleaning, gardening, filing, and helping us to distribute leaflets and publicity - all sorts of tasks.

If you think that you would enjoy volunteering at CHAS @ St Vincent's, please get in touch on the numbers below and speak to a member of Staff. If you prefer we can ask one of our current Volunteers to have a chat with you before you decide. All of our Volunteers are willing participants so we will support you to decide what is right for you.

For more information and a Volunteer Pack you can contact us on:

Tel: 01274 726790


To help in one of our other Shops, please contact them directly.

You can also complete and return the application to us, simply download the below Application Form, complete it and then e-mail it to us using the above e-mail address...

1. Volunteer Application Form.docx

Would You Like to Help People in Their Own Homes?

You can also become a Member of the St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales), or SVP for short. The SVP has local groups called Conferences whose members are mainly (though not exclusively) from the Christian faith. Members of the Conference offer support through visiting and assisting anyone who needs their help, regardless of personal beliefs or faith. Along with the Community projects, Conference members operate under the following values:


We aim to show a compassion that is non-judgmental towards those with whom we work.


We respect the dignity of all in the knowledge that we are all equal.


We aim to be generous with our time, our possessions and ourselves in the service of others.


We aim to be alert to the ever changing needs in the communities in which we work and to respond accordingly in order to alleviate poverty in all its forms as well as we can.


We recognise our accountability to those we seek to help; whilst acting within the limits of our own knowledge and skills.


We respect the confidentiality of those we help, whilst recognising that the physical and mental wellbeing of any vulnerable party must always be paramount.

If you would like to join a local Conference then please contact the St Vincent de Paul Society National Office:

Tel: 020 7703 3030

E-mail: info@svp.org.uk

Would You Like to Help With FUNdraising Events?

We're looking for new members for this essential task. Commitment levels can vary and can usually be done at your own convenience.

The FUNdraising Team will aim to raise support, funds and awareness of our activities.

Members will help arrange activities and entertainment such as our Brain of Bradford Quiz.

FUNdraisers may also help with tasks such as identifying local sources of publicity (e.g. Church or Village newsletters and websites); arranging distribution of posters, flyers, leaflets and press releases to promote the Fundraising Group activities; arranging prizes, and staffing events.



CHAS @ St Vincent's is a Community Support Project of the St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales)

Registered Office: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB

Tel: 020 7703 3030 Fax: 020 7703 5467 E-mail: info@svp.org.uk  Web: www.svp.org.uk

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Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN: 624284  Charity Registration No: 1053992

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