Name Description
Volunteering Bradford

We provide bespoke support and information, advice and guidance for adults with additional needs / asylum seekers /refugees to enable them to access quality, safe meaningful volunteer opportunities.

We Are Queensbury Foodbank

We Are a local Foodbank supporting the diverse village of Queensbury. We provide food parcels along with signposting to the varied local support agencies.

Well Together Service - Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Well Together Service provides a range of interesting, sociable activities led by dedicated volunteers.
The activities are free, or low cost, and cover the whole of the Bradford District, Airedale , Wharfedale and Craven at wheelchair-accessible venues.
You do not have to attend regularly and you can attend as many of our groups as you like.
Activities and Walks include:
•Art/craft groups
•Creative writing

•Guided relaxation sessions
•Health walks – ranging from 30-90 mins long
•Painting and drawing groups
•Reading groups

•Singing groups
•Social groups
•Support groups for specific health conditions
•Wellbeing recovery support groups
Virtual Groups

For information on our groups -
Well Together has joined Social Media, please follow us on
Twitter - @BDCFT_Welltogether
Facebook - Welltogether

Wesley’s Community Hub (Baildon Methodist Church)

Wesleys is a community cafe and community hub that is part of Baildon Methodist Church. Each week around 1,000 local people come to our premises. We host a wide variety of community groups serving all ages, from parents and toddlers, up to the very elderly. Our cafe serves affordable drinks, snacks and meals during the week.
Find an activity at Wesley's on our A-Z

West Bowling Activity Group

West Bowling Activity Group (WBAG), established in 2003, is managed by a group of volunteers from the West Bowling area.

WBAG aims to advance the education, social, health and well-being of the West Bowling community through the provision of:

Promoting educational, social, health and well-being services/activities
Providing facilities and services for the improvement in educational standards of children and adults
Educational courses specifically for post-16 girls and women
Day-trips, activities and events
Arrange activities to encourage healthy living
Partnership working, both locally and across the District, for the betterment of the local community
Services for all the local community irrespective of gender, age, background, culture or faith

West Bowling Community Advice and Training Centre

Multi-Lingual and bilingual workers are employed at the centre.
We deliver advice, information and guidance:
- Debt advice
- Employment support allowance
- Disability benefits
- Universal credit
- Housing benefit
- Guidance on career paths, jobs, training and qualifications/education​.
- Help looking for a job, cv writing and interview preparation

Free and impartial advice​
Strictly private and confidential​
Performed by qualified professionals​

West Bowling Youth Initiative

The West Bowling Youth Initiative (WBYI) is a small charity and local voluntary sector organisation based in a multi-cultural area of Bradford. It was established in 1991 by local people to work with predominately young British Pakistani Muslim men, especially those who were at risk of offending. The initial project was supported by The Prince’s Trust and subsequently gained funding and backing from other charities, EU and government funding and ongoing support from the local authority.

Over the last 25 years, WBYI has broadened its remit and has developed a strong reputation for successfully engaging hard to reach young people, including those excluded or struggling at school, ex-offenders and those in the criminal justice system and others facing a difficult transition to adulthood.

WBYI currently works with a core age range of 13 to 25 year olds including, employment support programmes; alternative curriculum programmes for schools and crime prevention work through personal and social development projects. In addition, school holiday programmes and sports activities cater for local 7 to 13 year olds and increasingly there is a demand for volunteering and leisure activity.

West Bradford Bowling Club

West Bradford Bowling Club offers an ideal location for a variety of functions or as a meeting place. The comfortable bar and lounge, with a small dance floor, provides an ideal venue for a birthday, anniversary or other family celebrations. The club offers free WiFi and light refreshments, including hot snacks or cold food, and can be provided at competitive prices. Alternatively, party organisers are welcome to provide their own catering. The club has one of the best bowling greens in the Bradford district which can, subject to availability, be used at certain times of the year to enhance any social occasion. West Bradford Bowling Club always welcomes new members.

West End Centre

The West End Centre is a purpose built modern community centre based within St Oswald’s Church.

The Centre is financially independent and distinct from it. The Centre serves all sections of the local community and welcomes people of different faiths, cultures and ability levels.

​It is a Registered Charity and Company Ltd by Guarantee. We are based in Little Horton, Bradford. The Centre opened in May 2005.

It has developed provision in line with the needs and wants of the local community.

We have a range of groups and activities delivered in the heart of the community.

We develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged local community of Little Horton and the City of Bradford in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet their needs and participate more fully in society.

We promote social 'inclusion' by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and helping them to integrate into society. This benefits the community, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious opinions.

West End Centre: Pick n Mix Variety Club

A mixed social and interest group enjoying quizzes, visits, visiting speakers, games, and companionship. The group holds a planning meeting every 6 weeks to set the activities for the following weeks. All welcome

West Lane Baptist Church

We meet Sunday mornings at 10:30am, and people will be just inside the front door to welcome you just after 10am. Our Sunday morning service has a mixture of sung worship, prayers, bible readings, a sermon and more. Part way through the children will head out to their own group, apart from the 3rd Sunday of the month when we have our family service, where everybody stays in together.

All welcome. We are a progressive church with a strong desire to serve our community as an expression of God’s love for all people. We welcome all people regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. In 2016 we registered our building for Same Sex Marriages and this is now just an ordinary part of our life.

West Riding Ruggers

Our group aims to both preserve and promote hand rug making. We use a variety of techniques including hooking and proddy, latch and locker hooking, knitting and crochet. We are a lively group with a few new members each month, and welcome new members. We are not a substitute for a days workshop, more a group of like minded individuals who like to share good practice and work together to develop our skills. Our meetings are a mixture of talks, short workshops, “sit and mat” and community projects, as well as a Show and Tell each month when Members share their completed rugs with the rest of the group. It is the photos from the show and tell sessions that appear on the monthly web pages. If you are interested in joining us please browse some of the monthly meeting pages to get a flavour of our work.

We produce a emailed newsletter each month, both to document our activities, and also to remind members what to bring to the next meeting.

If you want to join us it is a good idea to email first via our contacts page please so that we can tell you an appropriate meeting to attend.

West Riding Sailing Club

The club is based on Wintersett Reservoir, near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. There is ample space for car parking, and two large compounds can accommodate 120 boats.

The area contains copious wildlife, and is designated an area of Special Scientific Interest. Family, single, junior and student memberships are available. The current membership covers all age groups from 3 months to over 70 years old! The club has a strong family heritage, often running to three-generations.

There are competitive racing fleets in single and 2-handed boats. A full programme of racing is held throughout the year, including frostbite series, junior and ladies events, and a Wednesday evening series in the summer. Major event of the year is the Spring Bank Regatta, a 3-day open meeting running since 1987.

All sailing tastes are catered for, from national champions (the club has had twenty-six!) to toe-in-the-water beginners, from keen racers to boat bimblers. This is demonstrated in the Summer Camps, which embrace all categories and ages of sailor, providing training and advice in both groups and on a one-to-one basis. There is also a full programme of social events throughout the year.

The club has built up a small fleet of boats, both single and 2-handed boats, for both adult and junior members. The aim is to encourage new members and beginners, members whose families are expanding!

The club is very much a self-help organisation, as demonstrated by the new clubhouse with its member-built deck. An annually elected management committee, backed up by sailing, social and house sub-committees, runs the club. Members are encouraged to join and support committees so that their ideas and needs can be reflected in the way the club is organised. Members are expected to help in the organisation of racing, and will be part of the Officer of the Day's team once or twice a year.

West Riding Submariners Association

For ex submariners and veterans for the armed forces. Local social and support group for comradeship and friendship.

For help from the national Submariners Association visit

West Yorkshire Branch Motor Neurone Disease Association

The West Yorkshire Branch is a group of volunteers, many of them with current or past experience of MND. They can provide support and information to people living with MND, their families, carers, supporters, volunteers and fundraisers.
Our monthly Carers Group offers mutual support to anyone currently caring for someone with MND.
Alternatively, our monthly Garden Centre meetings are a chance for anyone interested in the work of the MND Association to find out more, or just meet with old and new friends in an informal setting.
We also have a team of Association Visitors and Care Volunteers trained to offer support, practical advice and information on all aspects of living with MND, from a listening ear to help with voice banking.

The association has a national helpline called MND Connect phone 0808 8026262 open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 7pm to 10.30pm. Calls to this number are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills. The MND Connect team offers information and support on all aspects of motor neurone disease, including symptom control, practical management, improving quality of life, clinical research and signposting to other organisations.

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS) supports organisations to manage their finances more effectively and efficiently. Our specialist and highly knowledgeable team offer you training, support and tailored services to help you to better manage your finances and meet the various regulatory requirements allowing you to focus on delivering your services. Unique in West Yorkshire, WYCAS has been operating since 2000. In that time we have built up an excellent track record for providing financial management training and accounting services particularly within the voluntary and community sector.

West Yorkshire Family Mediation Service

We provide mediation for couples whose relationships have broken down or are breaking down. When relationships have broken down and families are living apart or intend to live apart, we can help sort out matters such as where the children will live, how they will continue contact with both parents, grandparents etc, and financial matters.

We offer legally aided mediation to those who are eligible. Family Mediation is the alternative to using the courts for sorting out separation and divorce issues. It is less costly and less adversarial.

Our family mediators are fully qualified and accredited by the Family Mediation Council. They all have vast experience of dealing with people in exactly the situation that you find yourself in.

Our mediators have diverse backgrounds with some coming from legal or financial backgrounds and others from social services.

Family mediators are always completely impartial and will work with you both to agree on arrangements for your children, property and your finances.

West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre

The West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre was founded in 1984, offering a range of therapies to support the people of the whole of Yorkshire suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. The centre relies solely on donations, subscriptions and fund-raising to provide practical help five days a week.

We are a self-help Therapy Centre offering assistance to people with Multiple Sclerosis throughout North, East and West Yorkshire. The Centre provides a range of drug-free symptom management therapies as well as advice and support for all those with the illness and their families.

As well as offering facilities for people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis we also offer services for people suffering from Cerebral Palsy, Cancer, other Neurological conditions as well as for people with various sports injuries.

West Yorkshire Organic Group (WYOG)

WYOG is a community group which promotes organic gardening. Annually, we hold a Potato Day and a Fruit, Flower, Veg and Produce Show where entries are judged on taste rather than appearance.

Our website includes growing advice, recipes and a directory of organic suppliers.

West Yorkshire Police Band

The West Yorkshire Police Band primarily performs for the entertainment of the community within West Yorkshire. Our concert programme varies from classical to rock; solemn to uplifting and caters for all tastes.

As a full brass band we have around 25 to 30 players but can also provide smaller ensembles which is ideal for smaller venues or occasions.

We are available to lead, or be part of, civic and ceremonial parades.

We can also provide a fanfare trumpet team in full regalia, adding a musical flourish to any grand event or ceremony.

We can supply buglers for Last Post engagements throughout the county.

You can follow the band on Twitter @WYP_band

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West Yorkshire Scouts

West Yorkshire Scouts are committed to delivering fun, challenging and adventurous activities to all its members. We help over 8,000 young people and some 2,400 volunteers, from communities right across West Yorkshire, to develop their skills for life.

We have 14 districts and our county extends from Ilkey in the north to Huddersfield in the south and Halifax in West to Dewsbury in the East. The inspirational, talented and enthusiastic volunteers from across the County deliver West Yorkshire’s Skills For Life Plan 2025, which aims to support even more young people from across all communities, gain valuable skills for life.

To support delivery of our Skills for Life plan, we have over ten activity centres and campsites. Our adults are supported through our adult training, and our young leaders through a dedicated young leader programme.

Westcliffe Church

Playtime is a parent and toddler group, run term-time only on Monday mornings 9.30am to 11am, located near Asda in Shipley town centre. Run by volunteers who attend the church. A warm, welcoming and friendly environment in which babies, toddlers and their parent/carers have access to a wide variety of toys, equipment and resources throughout their stay.
Refreshments are available for the children and adults during the session and there's a short music and singing session at the end. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you and your child.

Westcliffe Road Christian Church: Xplore

After school club for children of school years 1 to 6 run by Westcliffe Road Christian Church.

Xplore is a free club for children in Years 1 to 6 at Primary School. The programme consists of:

A welcome game to get involved in, as children arrive.
Main activity (varies weekly – includes craft, baking, games, quizzes)
Bible story
Memory verse
End activity (a short game)

Held at Westcliffe Road Christian Church on Thursday evenings during school term time from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Weymouth Centre

Weymouth centre is a community centre that is used for groups, parties, job club and for the community.

Wharfedale Agricultural Society (Otley Show)

Founded in 1796, for the purpose of encouraging improvement and development in agriculture. Organisers of Annual show in May (Otley Show). Average attendance 12,000. Membership available. Exhibitors include Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry, Goats and Dogs. Stands include Agricultural and Craft, Children entertainment.