OUR VOLUNTEERS KEEP THE CHARITY GOING [Text over image of older man with walking stick]

Volunteering for a charity is not just about working in a shop. There are lots of ways that you can get involved and help older people.

Our volunteers don't have to be experts - we just want you to be committed and passionate.

If you're thinking of volunteering for us, we'd love to hear from you.

We are particularly looking for Information & Advice volunteers at the moment, so please do get in touch if you're interested.

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What do volunteers do?

We rely on volunteers to help us out in the following areas:

Advocacy

This is about giving one-to-one support to older people who have difficulty representing their interests.

Download the Advocacy Role Description

Administration

Providing general administration assistance to all service managers.

Administration Role Description

Computer Drop-in Centre

Volunteers help to run the computer centre, giving one-to-one support to older people in areas such as email, internet and Skype.

IT Role Description

Community Events 

Go to local events and help set up and run a busy stall, telling the general public who we are and how we support older people in Brighton & Hove. Good communication & interpersonal skills essential.

Community Events Role Description

Counselling

Applicants will need to be qualified, or in their second or final year of training on a BACP accredited Counselling Diploma/Degree course and have some Counselling hours' experience. 

We encourage applications from those people with an understanding of the challenges of working with older people, or those with a working background in mental health, or similar. 

Successful applicants will need to be BACP registered and be available for group Supervision (which is provided free) on Tuesdays.

We are unable to accept first year students

Counselling Role Description

Counselling Application form

Equal Opportunities

Help at Home Administration Volunteer

Keep in touch with clients and workers by phone and post. General office duties such as maintaining a database, filing, photocopying and printing documents.

Help at Home Role Description

Home Visiting Volunteer

Visit older people who need help to access our services, find information and have their say about issues that concern them.

Home Visiting Role Description

Crisis & Re-ablement

Help people to regain their independence and confidence following an illness or stay in hospital. Volunteers provide non-medical support as part of a holistic care package.

Crisis & Re-ablement Role Description

Information and Advice service

Advise and assist people both face-to-face and over the phone about an extensive range of subjects, including Welfare Benefits, consumer issues, community care, accomodation issues and local activities.

Information & Advice Role Description

Strategic Fundraising Adviser

To provide advice and guidance on, and assist in the development of, an organisational strategy for fundraising to the Age UK Brighton and Hove Board and CEO

Fundraiser Role Description

Receptionist

Cover the reception desk by answering a busy switchboard, greeting visitors and on occasion completing administration tasks. 

Receptionist Role Description

In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

Find out more about volunteering in the Welfare Benefit Advice team

Mini bus driver 

MIDAS training given. To volunteer on a Monday or Tuesday and to assist with picking up people from their homes, taking them to clubs or events and then taking them home again.

Apply to be a volunteer