There are lots of different ways that you can get involved with Age UK. Read about the experiences of some of our volunteers:
Jenny Hill, Communications Assistant, September 2013 - present
'As my first experience in the working world after graduating in the summer, I couldn't have come to a better organisation.
'The internship not only enhanced my CV, but also opened my eyes to the cause and the charity sector.
'I didn't expect to be given so much responsibility as an intern, yet my whole team were very encouraging and allowed me to gain as much experience as possible.
'I was able to get involved in so many different areas of the charity'
'From cheering on runners at the Leeds Abbey Dash, and learning about the latest ageing research, to becoming a telephone befriender; I was able to get involved in so many different areas of the charity.
'I really recommend interning with Age UK'
Jenny was offered a permanent position upon completing her internship and now works as a Communications Assistant in our London office.
Karen Daniel, Call in Time volunteer, Prudential
'My Call in Time friend is called Sylvia, and I could not have been matched with a more suitable candidate!
'She is fun and such a pleasure to talk to on a weekly basis. Sometimes I am unable to call due to work commitments, but we have an agreement that I’ll call on an alternative day.
'I feel like I learn something new every week!'
'Sylvia likes to travel, she loves music and is so intelligent on so many subjects, that I feel like I learn something new every week!
'It is never a chore to call and when I have to miss it for whatever reason, I can’t wait for the next week to catch up.'
Please note: We currently only work with corporate volunteers for our Call in Time service.
Our first corporate supporters were Zurich Community Trust, and they have since been joined by Prudential. If your company is interested in corporate volunteering, find out more about our Call in Time corporate partnerships and what we can offer you.
Dawn Foy, shop volunteer at Age UK Leigh, Lancashire
The Age UK shop in Leigh, Lancashire is unique because the majority of its sales are made in the resale of flat-pack furniture.
Dawn Foy has volunteered in the Leigh shop for just under 7 years.
Dawn volunteers 5 days a week, helping out with day-to-day shop tasks as well as building the flat-pack furniture and assisting with deliveries.
‘I shopped at Age UK Leigh and thought the staff were very nice, so I offered to volunteer.
'It gets me out of the house and I enjoy the company'
‘I stay because it gets me out of the house and I enjoy the company, it’s also very rewarding to give my spare time to such a deserving charity.'