Volunteer case study: Alistair

Volunteer case study: Alistair

 Alistair volunteers as a befriender at our Young Persons' Prevention and Support Service (YPASS).  In his role, Alistair spends time with clients whilst doing activities together, such as: going to the park, museum, bowling, the cinema. He also assists them to their appointments and helps with their paperwork. He said: "I think it’s important for me to give back - and what better way to do it!  I also know volunteering is a way to show my skills and to learn new ways of engaging with young people, as I know this is the line of work I would love to be involved with. I enjoy new challenges and it's always a real pleasure meeting new clients, getting to know their background and encouraging them to make positive decisions. I also…
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Volunteer case study: Jimmy

Volunteer case study: Jimmy

 Jimmy volunteers as a Scheme Assistant with our Bradford Intensive Housing Management (IHM) Service. His role involves updating the online database with information of new referrals, sending an assessment date to the new clients, assisting staff on visits to new clients for their assessment. He also works alongside the team by checking the fire alarms weekly, helps clients move in or out of IHM properties, cleans the flats when clients move out, log repairs, answers the phone, responds to emails and gives general support to the team at IHM. Jimmy started volunteering to build his confidence and to help him back into work. He said: “I enjoy the variety of my role and the challenges it brings on a personal and developmental level.  Volunteering has had a massive impact in all aspects of my…
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Volunteer case studies: Horton Wellbeing Café volunteers

Clare, Richard and Simeon volunteer at our Horton Wellbeing Café. Volunteers assist in the delivery of the café. Their role involves: setting up and clearing the room, serving refreshments, meeting and greeting visitors, assisting with some paperwork, offering peer mentor support and assisting with group workshops. Clare “I had retired from my nursing career and I was looking for new opportunities. I enjoy volunteering as I like giving something back to the community and it makes me feel useful. I also like the friendly, inclusive atmosphere at the café. Volunteering has helped me to extend my volunteering with another organisation, alongside my role at the café. I feel my confidence has increased and my experience of dealing with people with different types of problems.”     Richard “I started volunteering…
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Volunteer case studies

 Jimmy volunteers as a Scheme Assistant with our Bradford Intensive Housing Management (IHM) Service. Read his case study here.         Richard, Clare and Simeon volunteer at our Horton Wellbeing Café - read about their experience as volunteers here.           Alistair volunteers as a Befriender at our Young Persons' Prevention and Support Service (YPASS). Read his case study here
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Case study: Yuma

Case study: Yuma

Case studies
Yuma would like to become a social worker one day – and after learning to speak English in just nine months, it is a realistic ambition. She had come to England from Spain with very little English and at first spent a lot of time at home as she lacked confidence. But getting involved in the Connecting Opportunities project run at Horton Housing’s training centre opened up a whole new world to her. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. Yuma’s enthusiasm and commitment to learning English in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) saw her make rapid progress and within six months she had gone up an incredible six levels. Yuma has gone on to complete…
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Service: Connecting Opportunities

Service: Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Horton Housing is one of ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants that are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). Connecting Opportunities provides support to migrants aged 15 and above, who: have permission to work in the UK but are not in work live in West Yorkshire or parts of North Yorkshire have arrived in the UK within the last 10 years and do not have British Citizenship The project will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for…
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Current Volunteering Opportunities

Current Volunteering Opportunities

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 STEP Women’s Group Facilitator Volunteer We are looking for a volunteer for our STEP project who has previous experience of facilitating women's groups. The group runs on a Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm and is based in Bradford. The group aims to support Syrian women to learn more about the UK and British culture. We are looking for the group to…
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Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain confidence, meet new people, learn new skills, build your CV and keep active. Volunteers play a vital role in Horton Housing, helping us to deliver good quality services for vulnerable people. We have a wide range of opportunities across Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and North Yorkshire. Full support and training will be given and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. If you are interested in volunteering, please email volunteer.applications@hortonhousing.co.uk or contact us on 01274 753352. Current volunteering opportunities To view our latest volunteer roles - click here Read our volunteer case studies click here Corporate volunteering We have a variety of opportunities available for your team to develop community partnerships. These range from: Magical makeover – spend a day transforming a room or…
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