Most of Age UK Buckinghamshire's services rely on the time, loyalty and commitment given by hundreds of volunteers throughout the county. Our volunteers are absolutely invaluable and are the key to our success.

Jim, Shop Volunteer at Age UK Buckinghamshire

Jim has been volunteering at the Age UK Buckinghamshire shop for three years.

Jim volunteers two mornings a week, helping with the re-sale of all electrical items, restoring value and completeing PAT tests.

"I needed to do something and at the same time thought it would be nice to volunteer and give something back to the community"

 

"Because I’m qualified at PAT testing we are able to sell electrical items – which usually have a higher value."

"The team are great, we get along very well. Everybody has their own story to tell as it were. It’s all about giving something back to the community."

Volunteer roles

We have a great range of volunteering opportunities on offer in Buckinghamshire. Find the one that suits you!

To apply for one of our volunteer roles, please fill in the application form which can be downloaded from the bottom of this web page. Please note that you need to be a minimum of 18 years of age to apply.

Become a Trustee

Age UK Buckinghamshire is a company limited by guarantee, managed by a Board of Trustees. The trustees are responsible for managing the affairs of the charity in accordance with its Objectives and to ensure continuing compliance with Charity Law and Company Law.

The committee has overall legal responsibility for the work and finances of the organisation, employs the staff who manage the volunteers. The trustees meet six times a year and they have a wide range of experience and skills.

Many of us have supported and helped our parents as they get older;  we know from first hand experience the level of expert help that can be needed.  It can be comforting to know that the support of organisations such as Age UK Buckinghamshire is there when we need it.

If you would like to know more, please contact Giulia Johnson, our Chief Executive, on 01296 431911.

Office admin volunteers

We have a variety of administrational volunteer roles based here at our offices in Aylesbury. Come and join our lovely team on weekdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Full training will be given and support is on-going. We are currently looking for:

  • Welfare Benefits Admin Volunteers
  • Befriending Admin Volunteers
  • Commercial Services Admin Volunteers

Charity shop volunteer

Have fun, meet new people and develop new skills.  By supporting us to raise money in our shop in Aylesbury High Street you’ll be helping us to help even more people. And the experience you gain can look great on a CV. Call into the shop and speak to the manager or ring us on 01296 431911.  We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to make a difference in your community.

Befriending Plus

You will be matched with an isolated older person and visit them every week for an hour or so to provide a bit of company. This is a vital service helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people in your local community. At the discretion of the volunteer, this could then potentially extend to practical assistance, such as help with transport for doctor, dentist and hospital appointments, collection of prescriptions, shopping trips and social outings - however this is not a mandatory part of the service.

 

"People assume that making a difference to someone else's life takes a lot of time and effort, however contributing something as simple as an hour or two a week to chat, have a laugh, play dominoes and set the world to rights is actually no effort at all." 

Matt, Befriending volunteer

First Contact volunteer (Aylesbury office based)

Volunteer on our helpline on weekdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm to answer a range of queries relating to being an older person within Buckinghamshire. Full training will be given and support is on-going.

Welfare Benefits Adviser

This is a home visiting role to advise older people of benefit entitlement and complete application forms on their behalf. Full training will be given and support is on-going. Travel expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

Fundraising events volunteer

Why not organise fundraising events such as quiz nights, community dinners, concerts and golf days.  Buckinghamshire is your oyster, so let your imagination run wild!  Have fun, use your skills and help to make a difference to the lives of local older people.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about Age UK Buckinghamshire and the work that we do. You’ll be a community driven person with local knowledge, some free time and plenty of good will. We can provide you with a base, here in Aylesbury, and the support you need to get going.  Full support and help to promote events will be given.

Community Fundraising Volunteers

Can you help us at local events throughout the year? Join like minded people in your community to raise funds by helping us run fundraising stalls at community events, bucket collections and raffles. You can do as much or as little as you like, we appreciate any time you have to offer.

Volunteer walk leaders wanted

Bucks County Countil group, Simply Walk, are seeking Volunteer Walk Leaders. If you'd like to get involved and help others to enjoy the outdoors, please get in touch for more information.

"Walking is a fantastic way to get out and about and meet new people while improving your health and wellbeing. Simply Walkers are out in all weathers, smiling and chattering and enjoying the camaraderie." For more information on walks please call 01296 387031 or email: abparveen@buckscc.gov.uk

For more information on voluntary roles with Age UK Buckinghamshire:

Email volunteering@ageukbucks.org.uk 

Phone 01296 431 911

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