Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, gain confidence, help others, keep active, have a sense of purpose, gain work experience and improve your mental health.

Our volunteers play a vital role at Horton Housing by helping us to deliver good quality services for people in Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and North Yorkshire.

We are committed to ensuring a safe and professional environment for our volunteers and are proud to have Investing in Volunteers accreditation. More information about what this means can be found here.

Apply today by filling out our application form here. For student placement applications, click here.

READ: Volunteer and Donations Newsletter – Summer 2024

Volunteer Service description (doc.)

In this video, Jonathan discusses his role and how it benefits him.

We have new volunteer roles to fill! 

Please note that all of the current volunteer roles advertised below require an enhanced DBS Check, of which we will cover the cost. All of our roles require volunteers to follow Safeguarding processes when needed.

Roles in Bradford

Activities Support
You will assist with the activity support group at our male-only accommodation service. You will engage with group activities including arts and crafts, coffee mornings, community trips, and much more. The role will require you to attend once-a-week.

Female Befriender
The Befriender role involves giving support and companionship to people who are socially isolated or experiencing mental health challenges. Befrienders are matched with people in our scheme based on your interests and experiences. You will arrange to meet up with the person you are matched with once-a-week. This may include trips to the park, cinema or telephone conversations.
As a Befriender you will need to be a good listener and communicator, friendly, approachable, empathetic, and non-judgemental.
Please note that due to the nature of this service, this is a female-only role.

Activities Support
You will assist staff at our Housing and Community Support (HACS) 4 All with organising activities and taking part in weekly support sessions at the scheme. This role also require you to help staff with administrative tasks including answering the phone, photocopying, and sending letters.

Roles in Kirklees

Work Coach
Work Coaches give advice and support with finding jobs. You will help to improve and develop a person’s strengths and weaknesses to help them become job ready. The role involves working one-to-one with the people to find suitable job opportunities based on the person’s skills, interests, experience, and qualifications.

Befriender
The Befriender role involves giving support and companionship to people who are socially isolated or experiencing mental health challenges. Befrienders are matched with people in our scheme based on your interests and experiences. You will arrange to meet up with the person you are matched with once-a-week. This may include trips to the park, cinema or telephone conversations.
As a Befriender you will need to be a good listener and communicator, friendly, approachable, empathetic, and non-judgemental.

Activities Support and Administrative Assistant
The role involves providing administration support for Horton’s Substance, Tenancy and Resettlement Service (STARS). You will also help staff to facilitate group activities and the occasional day trip out with people in the scheme.

Our Stories:

We are proud to launch Our Stories, an online publication celebrating the voices of our colleagues, volunteers and the people Horton Housing supports.

To inspire your volunteering journey with us, download your free copy by clicking here to view online or here to view as a PDF.

For more information about any of our opportunities, please email: volunteer.applications@hortonhousing.co.uk.

My team working, interpersonal skills, networking skills and adaptability increased greatly. I was very satisfied with the level of help and guidance I received. Quote from former volunteer Florence.
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