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Volunteer having a cup of tea at a local Age UK with an older woman

We want to thank everyone who's applied to volunteer in their local area. We've been inundated by so many wonderful people and our local teams are all working super-hard to contact everyone.

Someone will be definitely be in touch to chat further with you - you might just have to wait a week or two. 

Thank you!

Volunteer in an Age UK shop or with your local Age UK and make a difference for older people in your community.

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How you could volunteer

All of our volunteer roles help Age UK provide crucial support to thousands upon thousands of older people every day.

We need volunteers to help out in our high street shops, provide support at our events and run computer training class. However you would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteering in an Age UK Shop

Volunteering with your local Age UK

  • Managing the shop admin
  • Becoming a sales adviser
  • Managing our stock
  • Dressing windows
  • Befriending an older person
  • Supporting our day centres
  • Providing administrative support
  • Delivering information and advice to older people and their families

Age UK is the first and most trusted port of call for so many older people and their families. Last year alone, 5 million people came to us for free information and advice, and it’s only with your help that we can continue to provide these and many other much needed charitable services each and every day.

Sign up to volunteer with Age UK

To help us find the role that best fits each volunteer we ask you to complete an application form.

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Next steps

After submitting the form, we’ll be in touch to find out more about how you would like to volunteer.

Many volunteering roles involve contact with vulnerable older people so references and checks are required as a legal requirement and necessary under our safeguarding practices. This can take up to 8 weeks to complete. We will do our best to support you through the process as quickly as possible.

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787