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Would you like to make a difference for older people in your community?

All volunteer roles at Age Cymru support us to improve lives and help us work towards an age friendly Wales.

You can support us to make a difference to the lives of older people, by doing anything from helping in one of our high street shops, volunteering at one of our events, or leading a healthy ageing activity. However you'd like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.

We ask people to complete an application form and speak to a staff member about how they would like to volunteer. In addition, some of our volunteering roles involve contact with vulnerable older people so references and checks are required under our safeguarding practices. Although they take time, this means we can provide safe and rewarding experiences for our volunteers and older people.

If you volunteer for us you will

  • enjoy being part of a thriving‚ friendly organisation
  • have the satisfaction of knowing your contribution counts
  • be paid travelling expenses
  • receive relevant support and training
  • gain valuable experience.

We have vacancies in the following areas

Healthy Ageing Volunteers

We have lots of volunteering opportunities with our Ageing Well programme in locations across Wales to help over 50s to make positive lifestyle choices to stay healthy and active. 

Low Impact Functional Training (LIFT) volunteer - role profile (PDF 95KB)

We're also looking for Nordic Walking Instructors and Leaders.

Information Assistant Volunteer

Age Cymru Advice provides free, confidential and expert information and advice to older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals throughout Wales.

Based in our Cardiff office we're offering a varied and interesting opportunity for volunteers to provide support to the Age Cymru Information and Advice team. You'll help ensure information resources are up-to-date, accessible and widely available to older people. The role will involve some interaction with service users, as well as internal and external networks.

Information Assistant Volunteer - role profile (PDF 317KB)

Fundraising Assistant Volunteer

This role would suit someone looking to develop their first experiences of working in a busy fundraising department for a Wales–wide charity. You'll gain a close insight into corporate relations, funding applications, individual fundraising, event organisation, and community relations. Ideally, the position is for one full day a week but we can negotiate separate arrangements if required. You'll be based in our office located at Neptune Court, off Ocean Way in Cardiff.

Fundraising Assistant Volunteer - role profile (PDF 221KB)

Retail Volunteers

We've a range of roles available in our Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Porthcawl, Mold and Rhyl shops. These include volunteer customer service advisor and volunteer visual merchandisers. There are also roles assisting with the preparation of stock such as sorting donation bags and steaming clothing. We also require specialists to sort our books and media shelves. We'd love to talk to anyone who could donate some hours a week to the shops and we're flexible in the roles and the days we can offer.

Retail Volunteer customer service advisor - role profile (PDF 143KB)

Retail Volunteer visual merchandiser - role profile (PDF 152KB)

How to apply

Once you've decided which volunteering role/s you'd like to apply for, simply download and complete the application form below and return to us using the details on the form.

Further information

Application form

Please complete the application form.

You can download other guides and factsheets from our list of publications

For more information: Call our office 029 2043 1555