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Volunteers' Week 2017

17 May 2017

Volunteers Week, 1st to 7th June 2017, is a national celebration of the enormous contribution that volunteers make to voluntary organisations. At Age UK Islington, we have 120 volunteers of all ages, enhancing the work that we’re able to deliver. If you're interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities at Age UK Islington, come and talk to us at an Information Session during Volunteers' Week.

Volunteering Information Sessions


Do you enjoy talking to people, are you good on the phone or do you have admin skills that you'd like to share? if so we'd like to hear from you - come and talk to us at one of our drop-in Volunteering Information Sessions (no need to book):


Dates: 1-2pm, 2-3pm on each of these days: Fri 2nd June, Wed 6th June, Thurs 7th June.


Venue: Age UK Islington, 9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA


To find out more contact us at


We are currently looking for people with a range of skills:


Do you enjoy talking to people, are you good on the phone and have some computer skills?  You could join our Wellbeing calling team: ringing people up to find out how they are coping with life and if they need help with health, housing or combating loneliness.


Are you good with people, have you got the patience to support someone to develop new skills?  Our Enablement team needs volunteers to visit people at home weekly for 3-6 weeks to help them overcome obstacles in life, boost their confidence and learn new skills to navigate problems.


Have you got the ability to help unpick a person’s problems and the common sense to help them develop strategies to make life better?  If you have a knowledge of (or interest in) health or social care you could make a great addition to our team of Volunteer Advisors.


Are you a sociable person who is good at getting their message across to others?  We are looking for Campaign Volunteers who can talk to community groups on a range of topics relevant to our work and who can chat to people at community events to spread the word about our work.


Volunteers tend to help out for a minimum of 4 hours, once a week. Full training is given for all of our volunteering roles.  We take up 2 references and carry out a DBS check.