Current Volunteering Opportunities

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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. A reference will be provided if you volunteer for over three months.

To apply for our volunteering roles, please fill out the volunteer application form

Activities Support Volunteer at Bradford Homeless Partnership

We are looking for volunteers to encourage and assist our clients to partake in small group activities: cook and eat sessions, arts and crafts, gardening. You will help reduce isolation and loneliness, provide support and a friendly face, engage in new activities and learn new skills.

This role will also involve elements of administrative work such as filling, data input, taking and passing on messages as and when needed.

The role is based at our Bradford Homeless Partnership hostel in BD1 which offers temporary accommodation for people in the Bradford District who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

We are looking for someone who has a good level of English, respect and understand that people have different needs. You are warm, kind, reliable, empathetic and compassionate towards the people you support.

 

Work Club Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who can assist with the running of our peer led work club. The aim of work club is to provide assistance to people who are searching and applying for jobs. We have been successful in helping people back into work and also assisting others to gain confidence when using IT. The Work Club is based at Horton Housing’s Training Centre. The service runs on Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 12pm and Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm.

We are looking for volunteers who can support work club users in tasks such as: setting up an email address, managing their Universal Credit Account, registering with job sites and signposting to other relevant organisations.

Our volunteers are also responsible for providing a welcoming environment, encourage and motivate clients to become independent in their job searches.

We are looking for people who are friendly, patient and helpful, IT skills (sending emails and navigating the internet) have a basic understanding of Universal Credit and have English reading and writing skills.

 

Inspiring Change Volunteer

Are you interested in working with vulnerable adults with a variety of support needs?

We are looking for volunteers to support our Tenancy Sustainment Service based at STAY in Grattan, providing peer mentoring and support to clients who are moving into their own tenancy.

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

Peers are welcome, so if you have your own experience of homelessness and want to support others into making a success of their tenancy, then this role could be for you.

Activities Support Volunteer at BRICSS

Would you like to support an award winning service to organise social activities for our residents who will need help and support to take part?

The role is based at our BRICSS home from hospital scheme in the BD3 area.

We are looking for someone who can spend time with our clients to get to know them and their needs. You will organise activities that are tailored to the needs and abilities of individuals, as well as group activities to bring people together.

You will have a good level of English and respect and understand that people have different needs. You are kind, reliable, empathetic and compassionate towards the people you support.

HIPS Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to assist our HIPS team in Huddersfield with a variety of administration duties, such as taking telephone referrals, helping with assessments and inputting data. You will also help clients to access support, including: welfare benefits, housing or applying for grants.

We are looking for someone who has good IT skills, a good standard of written and spoken English, the ability to work under their own initiative, friendly and welcoming and who has an understanding of the issues faced by our client group.

 

Intensive Housing Management Volunteer

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to support our busy Intensive Housing Management Team, based in Halifax. The service provides short-term accommodation for people over the age of 18 with support needs.

You will be helping us to keep the team’s administrative systems up to date and supporting us with a variety of ad-hoc administrative tasks and projects.

This is a great opportunity for someone to use or enhance their IT and organisational skills. We are looking for someone who would like to gain hands on experience in business administration or if you are interested in working in the Social Housing sector, we want to hear from you. In return we will provide you with out of pocket expenses, relevant training and support to identify development opportunities.

 

Wellbeing Café Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the delivery of our Wellbeing Cafés in the Selby District. The cafés are aimed at adults over the age of 18 who have mental health issues or concerns, and their family members and carers.

As a volunteer, you will help to create a safe and welcoming environment as you assist with the delivery of café sessions. The role includes setting up the room, making refreshments, meeting and greeting, assisting with group workshops and offering peer mentor support to café visitors.

There are volunteer vacancies at all of our cafés, held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in venues across Selby. Please complete the Volunteer application form above or contact us.