Interested in volunteering?
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 vulnerable people.
How to volunteer – three easy steps to becoming a Horton volunteer
1. Find a role – we have volunteering opportunities across Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and North Yorkshire, either based in the community or at our premises.
Our volunteering opportunities are varied, ranging from customer service and administration through to specialist areas such as mental health, homelessness, recovery, refugees and migrants.
We are looking for volunteers who share our values to be involved in a range of opportunities designed to match your interests and availability.
Roles are either short or long-term, based on the needs of the service or clients that you will be supporting.
You can read case studies from some of our volunteers here.
2. Apply – visit the ‘Current Opportunities’ page to see the latest roles available, once you have applied for a role and we want to take it further, we will contact you to arrange for you to come in for a chat. This is an opportunity for us both to ask questions, learn more about the role and the organisation and also how we can match your skills and interests with our volunteering opportunities
3. Attend a taster session and an induction – all volunteers take receipt of the volunteer handbook and are offered a taster session, complete a one-day induction and specific training for your role. You will be allocated with a supervisor who provides ongoing support for volunteers in their day-to-day activities. Supervisors also help volunteers to identify and meet any goals they may have, and recognise and celebrate volunteers’ achievements during their time with Horton Housing.
We also offer student placements, corporate volunteering and employee supported volunteering for Horton employees. To find out more information in relation to these activities, please click on the relevant buttons above.
Horton Housing is proud to be a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and a holder of the People Can Quality Award 2019.
Quotes from our volunteers: “Thank you for everything. It was a pleasure volunteering with Horton Housing. It’s given me a completely different view on volunteering and how big of a difference it can make!” – “I can be myself and make a difference. It’s nice to see smiles when I come into the door.” – “Helping others has made me a stronger and more confident person.”