Thank you for your interest in volunteering

Below you can find out about the opportunities we have on offer at the moment. Read on for step-by-step details of how you can become a part of our team.

"It's one of the best things I’ve ever done – it's a great joy, a great pleasure!"

"Volunteering for Age UK Exeter made me feel useful and valued… This in turn boosted my confidence and unlocked my skills"

Step 1 - have a look at our available opportunities

Flexible volunteer roles - to fit in around your other commitments


Step 2 - Click here to complete our volunteering enquiry form

Our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cassie Leicester, will then contact you for an informal chat or email conversation. She is in the office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Please note that due to the volume of enquiries you may not get an immediate reply, especially at busy times of the year. However, Cassie will always endeavour to follow up volunteer enquiries within seven working days. If you haven't heard back within this time please phone us on 01392 202092.


Step 3 - Interview

You'll be invited to attend an informal interview to chat through the options. This is our chance to learn all about you so we can match you to the right volunteer role to suit your interests and skills.


Step 4 - Application and references

At the interview we will give you an application pack to take away so you can decide if you would like to proceed with an application.

Please note: because of the sensitive nature of the work we do, we will ask you for two references. Some roles also require a DBS background check. For more info on DBS checks, click here to visit the DBS website.


Step 5 - Induction and start date

Once your application has been processed we will contact you to arrange your start date. As part of your induction you will be asked to attend an Introduction to Age UK Exeter training session. This is an informal and interactive session which aims to give you information and tools to help you in your volunteer role.

The application process varies for everyone but we hope to get you started as soon as possible.


Age Positive: rather than talk about ‘the elderly’, ‘pensioners’ or ‘OAPs’, which can be excluding or have negative connotations, we use the term ‘older people’. Age UK Exeter is committed to helping people love later life.

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