Can't find the answer to your question? Please contact us.
My group is already on a
database, so why should I join DIVA Bradford?
There are indeed several other databases and directories, each
with their own specific purposes. DIVA Bradford works in partnership with many
of the organisations behind those directories to try and
co-ordinate things better and avoid groups being asked to fill out
lots of forms.
Unlike other databases DIVA is a general directory - every kind
of community group and activity in Bradford district can take part
and get great publicity.
Benefits of DIVA:
- Great search engine results for organisation, location and
- Promotion via Twitter and Facebook for groups that join
- Make your group more visible to the general public, Council and
- Publicise events and job opportunities quickly and to hundreds
- It's FREE and you would be supporting a local service run by
other voluntary and community groups
How do I add an entry to
the DIVA directory?
Visit the Get
Listed page of DIVA Bradford to check if your group or service
is eligible, and if so follow the instructions there.
What if I need to update
or remove some information?
Have a look at our guidelines for updating
If I put an e-mail
address on DIVA, won't I get lots of junk e-mail?
We don't display any email addresses on entries for spammers to
get at. If someone wants to send a message to your group, they fill
out a secure online form and the DIVA system then sends the message
on to you, with their contact details included. By doing things
this way, anyone who writes only gets your details if you choose to
Will DIVA put my
home address and phone number online?
Not unless you want us to. If you are the contact person for an
entry on our directory, you choose the information that
DIVA Bradford makes available. We do require contact details for
someone in the group who is responsible for updating your entry,
but we never display these details online unless you also state
that these are for public use. Only the DIVA admin team will ever
have access to your admin contact information. See our Data
Protection page for more on this.
My organisation has a job vacancy.
How can I advertise this on DIVA?
We have a job
vacancies section on which we can advertise any current jobs in
the voluntary and community sector. You can add a vacancy
yourself, and once it has been approved by the DIVA administration
team it will show up on our website. Every new vacancy
is also publicised by DIVA Bradford on
promote my group's volunteering opportunities?
DIVA lists paid job vacancies, but does not routinely
advertise volunteering opportunities.
If you want to advertise a volunteer opportunity, please contact
Volunteer Centre Bradford or
District Volunteer Centre. Both organisations add volunteering
opportunities in Bradford district to the do-it.org
The exception to this is volunteer vacancies for trustees or
committee members. You can add these volunteer opportunities
to the jobs page because we've found that these vacant positions
have been successfully filled through advertising on DIVA.
You can also add information about volunteering opportunities to
your group's page on DIVA.
Can DIVA help
me find some voluntary work?
The best way to find voluntary work is to contact Volunteer Centre Bradford or
District Volunteer Centre who can help you on your
search. Both organisations add volunteering opportunities in
Bradford district to the do-it.org
If you're interested in volunteering to be part of a committee
then take a look at the vacancies page.
The DIVA directory includes a variety of voluntary and
community groups in Bradford district, some of whom will take on
volunteers, but not all of them do. Each individual listing in our
directory should state whether or not that group takes on
We are holding a community event. Can DIVA promote it?
DIVA does indeed have an events calendar, and you are welcome to add your events.
Every event is also publicised by DIVA Bradford on Twitter.
I've got to ask… What does
DIVA actually stand for?
District Index of Voluntary Associations… but we think DIVA
sounds more fun, so we don't use it much!