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Would you like to make a difference for older people in your community? Find out about volunteering for Age UK.

Why volunteer?

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities, whether you want to make new friends, develop new skills or give something back to your local area.

You can support us, and make a difference to the lives of older people, by doing anything from helping out in our high-street shops to visiting an older person at home, or running your own computer training class. However you'd like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.

Find out more

To find out more about any of the above roles, or other volunteering opportunities, fill out our contact form and we will get in touch.

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Volunteer in an Age UK shop

Ways that you can help out in our shops include:

  • Managing the shop admin
  • Becoming a sales adviser
  • Managing our stock
  • Dressing windows

Volunteer for your local Age UK

Here is a small selection of the ways you can get involved:

  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Helping around the home for an older person
  • Running computer classes
  • Befriending an older person
Why Ron's been volunteering for 23 years

Why Ron's been volunteering for 23 years

Ron Shepherd has volunteered at Age UK Northamptonshire for 23 years. He talks about what motivates him to help older people.

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Don't have a lot of time to spare?

Starting from an involvement for as little as 30 minutes a month, or as much time as you like, all of our roles are flexible but structured – so that you can really make a difference in lots of different ways.

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Further information

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