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Volunteering

If you’ve thought about becoming a volunteer but think you are the wrong type of person for the job, think again. We need people to help with all aspects of the organisation, and that means there is something for everyone.

If you want to become a volunteer we are willing to accept you regardless of age, gender, race, ability or health - everyone is welcome!


What you mean to us

Our volunteers are a key resource to Age UK Hull. We currently have approximately 100 volunteers and without them we could not provide the services we do. We always need more volunteers and even as little as one or two hours each week can make all the difference.

 

You have a great deal to offer the older community of Hull, even by just being there you can help bring happiness into many lives. As well as the satisfaction that helping the elderly can give you and the friends you can make in doing so, being a volunteer is a good way of gaining experience in a working environment. This could also offer a useful source for references for future job applications.


Volunteering can make a big difference in someone's lifeHow can you help?

There are many areas of specialisation in which volunteers can offer their services, including:

 

  • Shop assistants
  • Receptionists (meet and greet, guidance)
  • Receptionists (telephone duties)
  • Administration
  • Marketing and fundraising
  • Catering/Restaurant
  • Insurance Services
  • Day Centre volunteering
  • Advocacy
  • Befrienders
  • Ward feeders

These only cover the general areas of voluntary work available. You may have other skills that could be of great use to us, or some other area of specialisation that relates to the above list.


Does volunteering affect your benefits?

Becoming a volunteer for Age UK Hull will not affect any benefits you might receive. There is nothing to worry about provided you inform your Benefits Officer or Job Centre and you are willing to:

 

  • Continue looking for a job
  • Give up being a volunteer to start a job
  • Start work at 48 hours notice

Also, you should not receive any payment for your voluntary work other than expenses. If you want further information you should contact your Benefits Officer and ask for leaflet WK4.


How to become a volunteer

If you would like to become a volunteer for Age UK Hull, come in to the Healthy Living Centre and fill in a Volunteer Application Form. You can also download and print the Application Form below and send it back to us by post, to Age UK Hull, Healthy Living Centre, Bradbury House, Porter Street, Hull, HU1 2RH.

 

 Download the Volunteer Application Form

 

If you would like more information about volunteering, don't hesitate to contact us:

 

Telephone: 01482 324 644
Email: mailbox@ageukhull.org.uk