Current Opportunities

We offer a range of client-facing and office-based volunteer roles with our services in Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and North Yorkshire.

As a Horton volunteer you will be given the opportunity to make your community a better place to live in, while gaining valuable experience and having fun.

All our volunteers receive full training, payment of out-of-pocket expenses, a named supervisor and a reference (if you have been volunteering with us for over three months).

Choose your role below and apply by completing our volunteer application form here.

  • Either print off or complete the form in Word and email to
  • Or post it to us addressed to our Volunteer Service Manager at Bewick House, 16 Eldon Place, Bradford, BD1 3AZ
  • Alternatively, you can call us directly on 01274 753348

Next steps

If we are interested in taking your application further, we will contact you to attend an informal chat. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about the role and the organisation. We can match your skills and interests to our volunteer opportunities.

We regularly update our roles, so please keep looking or call us on 01274 753348 to discuss any specific roles you may have in mind.

For more information on the roles below or to apply, please email

The following roles are available in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and North Yorkshire

holistic gardener

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy being outside in nature, understand their tomatoes from their turnips and are willing to encourage and support our residents to spend time outside in the allotment, creating a space for relaxation and gardening.

View the volunteer role and person specification here.

walking group leader and support

We are looking for a volunteer who can either lead or support a weekly walking group of mixed ages and ability in Bradford.

View the volunteer role description and person specification here.

upcycling volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer who can assist in reducing our carbon footprint by restoring or upcycling furniture for use by our clients.

View the volunteer role description and person specification here.

Volunteer roles available in Bradford

Volunteer donations sorter

View the volunteer role and person specification here.

Horton Housing receive a large number of donations. Sorting volunteers are needed to help us sift through the wonderful donations that we receive and to ensure that they are being passed onto the people who need them most.

The role also includes using the social media accounts to access local free giving pages arranging collections and keeping donations up to date on Excel spreadsheets.

This role takes place in a COVID-19 secure workplace.

Volunteer collections driver

View the volunteer role and person specification here.

This role involves helping Horton Housing Donations department in organising and collecting all furniture or large item donations, whilst providing strong customer service to all donators. You will help to actively promote Gift Aid signups and keep accurate records of collections/deliveries. Your own car is not required for this role as you will have full use of the Horton work van.

Please note: this role has no immediate start date due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Peer mentors and befriender volunteers

View the volunteer role here.

We are looking for people who are compassionate, non-judgemental, kind but assertive, calm and level-headed under pressure, and able to motivate others.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please provide your details here.

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