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 us on 01274 753352.

Peer Mentors

Volunteer as a Peer Mentor for our Community Support Agency mental health service in Bradford. Support and do activities with people who are dealing with mental health issues. We look favourably on volunteers who have past experience of mental health issues.

Volunteer Community Mentor at Skipton

We are looking for a Volunteer Community Mentor to work a minimum of four hours a week at our Community Café Hub in Skipton. The cafes offer a range of activities, advice and informal learning for vulnerable adults, particularly those experiencing social isolation. As a mentor, you would be helping our clients access the Community Cafes by escorting them from their homes and assisting the Community Project Worker to deliver activities.

Befriender role at YPASS

This is a dual volunteer role of Befriender and Group Support Worker based at our Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS) in Halifax. All applicants must be 18+. The role will take place during office hours Monday to Friday 9am -5pm – though we are looking for a few hours a week commitment. As a Befriender, you will be matched with a client and spend time with them whilst doing activities such as going to the park, museum, bowling or the cinema, giving them support with paperwork and attending appointments. We are looking for someone with an open minded non-judgemental approach, who has an understanding of the issues faced by young people and who is committed to helping others and reliable. We will reimburse travel costs and provide you with comprehensive induction and training along with regular supervision and support.

Volunteer Support Assistant

This is a great opportunity to volunteer with our HADS team based in Huddersfield. The role is varied and will include: accompanying colleagues to client assessments, answering the phone and responding to queries, making and rearranging missed appointments. This is a great role if you are interested in the field of Health and Social Care. We are looking for someone reliable, non-judgemental, friendly and welcoming, with basic IT skills and able to work under own initiative.

Administration Assistant

We are looking for a volunteer who wants to support a busy office environment at one of our hostels based in Bradford. This role covers basic administration duties such as answering the phone, filling out paperwork, reporting repairs, using our IT system and photocopying. The role will be interesting, varied and suitable for someone looking to learn about the housing sector, build on existing skills and make a difference to someone’s life. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, has good basic IT skills and is willing to learn.