Be An Angel!
How you can help
Running Street Angels takes plenty of volunteers – at least three each weekend.
- Patrolling Street Angels
- Prayer support
If you’d like to join us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively feel free to fill in an application form found here and either email or post it back: Application Form When you click on the link and it opens the application form then to save it right/left click on it and choose ‘save link as / save target as’ Please note it’s in PDF format so you will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Experiences of Angels
When I ask myself the question, ‘If Jesus came to Bradford am I more likely to find him in a warm comfortable church on a Sunday morning or out on the streets with the vulnerable on a freezing Friday night?’ it reminds me why I continue to patrol with Street Angels. Once, on a bitterly cold night at about 1.30 a.m. a young man walked by and said “I hope you’re getting well paid for this.” When I said we were all volunteers, some from local churches, he replied “B****y H**l! That’s well good that is, good on yer!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe?
We do our best to ensure the safety of our volunteers. Street Angels patrol in groups of at least three, always including at least one man and one woman. Each patrol is in contact with the CCTV and police.
We have had very few incidents in which Street Angels have felt threatened. Usually we are in far more ‘danger’ of being hugged than attacked!
How old/young do I have to be to volunteer?
You need to be 18 or over. There is no upper age limit as long as you are able to walk the route.
Do I have to be very fit?
No – as long as you can walk around the city centre you can patrol with us.
What should I wear on patrol?
Warm, comfortable clothes – and, in winter, a hat and gloves. Please do not wear jeans as they soak up water when it rains and you would be very cold and uncomfortable.
Waterproof trousers can be helpful when it rains.
We provide warm, waterproof hi-viz jackets in various sizes.
What should I bring?
Warm clothes (see above)
Something to eat – or money to buy a take-away in one of the many shops near the base. We provide hot drinks and biscuits.
Something to read or do while waiting at the base
Where are you based?
We patrol from Bradford City Hall, in the heart of Bradford’s City Centre.
When do you patrol?
On Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 2am
Is there parking at the base?
Unfortunately there is no parking at the base, however there is Jacobs Well nearby where you can park.
Do you provide travel expenses?
Unfortunately we can’t afford to do this. We can sometimes arrange lifts home at the end of the night for volunteers who live a distance from the base.