Current Volunteering Opportunities

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To find out more about any of the opportunities below, or to get a full job description, please email volunteer.applications@hortonhousing.co.uk or contact the Volunteer Service Manager on 01274 753352 or 07525 667895

We provide volunteers with an induction, support, regular supervision and training and will reimburse you for expenses required for the role, such as payment towards travel.

To apply for our volunteering roles, please fill out the volunteer application form

Intensive Housing Management Volunteer

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to support our busy Intensive Housing Management Team, based in Halifax. The service provides short-term accommodation for people over the age of 16 with support needs.

The role involves basic administrative duties such as answering the phone, filling out paperwork, reporting repairs and dealing with void properties. This role is perfect for someone who is looking at a career in housing support.

 

New Communities Interpreter Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who can help us to provide an essential communication link between clients, staff and volunteers. This role is an important one as many of our services users do not speak English as their first language and they rely on high-quality, confidential interpretation and translation to relay their personal experience.

This volunteer role is for people who speak Tigrinya and/or Arabic.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can write and communicate well in the language required (as well as English).
  • has good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • has experience as an interpreter
  • has an understanding of the issues faced by refugees
  • can volunteer as and when needed.

NewStart Calderdale Volunteer

Horton Housing’s NewStart Calderdale team support clients who are over the age of 18 and are ex-offenders or are at risk of offending. The service supports clients to secure and sustain a tenancy, provide ongoing support to enable them to resettle effectively and reduce the likelihood of re-offending.
We are looking for someone who is friendly and enthusiastic to assist with the delivery of client focused support, administration and general tasks.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in the social care field or just has a passion for helping others then please get in touch as this is the opportunity for you.

 

Wellbeing Café Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers at our newly launched Wellbeing Cafés in the Selby District. The cafés are aimed at adults over the age of 18 who have mental health issues or concerns, and their family members and carers.

Our volunteers will help to create a safe and welcoming environment as they assist with the delivery of the café sessions. The role includes setting up the room, making refreshments, meeting and greeting, assisting with group workshops and offering peer mentor support to café visitors.

There are vacancies at all of our cafés, held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in venues across Selby and a number of roles are available. Please complete the Volunteer application form above or contact us.

 

ETE Support Assistant Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer who can assist STEP (the Specialist Training and Employment Programme) to deliver employability training and to assist as an interpreter for low-level ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) clients during assessments. This role is based in Kirklees.

The role also includes the need to follow safeguarding processes if and when needed.

The tasks are varied, ranging from: interpreting during assessments, shadowing the ETE worker in daily tasks, ICT support, support with job searches and interview practice.

We are looking for someone who speaks Syrian Arabic, has Entry 2 or above in English, can work under their own initative and has an understanding of the barriers faced by the client group.