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.
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We have new volunteer roles to fill!
Our volunteer van drivers help collect donations that we receive and distribute them to our different services. You will keep accurate records of collections/deliveries and provide strong customer service to all donors. You will need a full, clean manual UK driving licence and may be required to lift furniture.
Van Driver’s Mate:
Van Driver’s Mates are important volunteers that help our drivers with organising and collecting furniture or large item donations around the region. You will help to keep accurate records of collections and deliveries.
Befrienders work with individuals across multiple of our services. Experience working with people with mental health challenges, substance and alcohol misuse, and disability would be an advantage. Roles are flexible. The role will require an enhanced DBS Check, of which we will cover the cost.
Our Gardeners encourage and support our residents to spend time outside in an allotment, helping to create a space for relaxation, exercise, gardening and activities. This role is in Shipley and we hope to welcome individuals with a holistic perspective and ideally some community experience, who enjoy working with groups. The role will require an enhanced DBS Check, of which we will cover the cost.
Activities Support Volunteer:
Bradford Respite Intermediate Care Support Service (BRICCS) is a home from hospital scheme for people who are homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation and are being discharged from the hospital. You will be supporting staff to deliver enrichment activities that will improve the overall wellbeing of those we support, many of which are affected by illness and disability. The role will require an enhanced DBS Check, of which we will cover the cost.
Activities Support & Admin Assistant:
STARS provides temporary accommodation and a support service for single, homeless people (aged 16 and over) in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse across Calderdale and Kirklees. You will provide administration support to assist the STARS team with any appropriate administration tasks whilst also helping staff facilitate activities and the occasional day trip out. The role will require an enhanced DBS Check, of which we will cover the cost.
All roles include the need to follow Safeguarding processes when needed.
We are proud to launch Our Stories, an online publication celebrating the voices of our colleagues, volunteers and the people Horton Housing supports.
For more information about any of our opportunities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.