Volunteering Opportunities

Whatever your desired role within our charity, you know that you are benefitting the community and older people in Plymouth. At times we have specific volunteering roles available which requires us to actively advertise.

Volunteering at Age UK Plymouth is rewarding because you will know that you have made a difference to the life of older people. On behalf of Age UK Plymouth, we say thank you for giving your time.

Volunteers' views

  • "I really enjoy my volunteering role ... especially meeting/assisting people with their visit in the centre and making new friends"
  • "I am so impressed with Age UK Plymouth. It is very well organized and run and everyone who works for it seems to have real commitment. I am very pleased to have been accepted as a volunteer"
  • "Everyone was very friendly and made me welcome"

Any amount of time that you can afford to give to Age UK Plymouth is greatly appreciated, anything from 1 hour per month to 7 hours per day. If you have the time, we have the volunteering opportunity to suit you.

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Current Volunteer Vacancies

Trustees

Receptionist 

Home Hot Meals Delivery Driver

Grants & Funding Assistant

Information & Advice Volunteer

Sunday Lunch Club Volunteer

Activities Volunteer

IT Coach

Catering Assistant - William & Patricia Venton Centre

Catering Assistant - William Venton Centre

 

When you volunteer for Age UK Plymouth you can expect

  • A structured recruitment procedure
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
  • A volunteer training programme
  • Regular supervision, team meetings and information sessions

Apply to be a volunteer


We have received this from one of our former volunteers, who recently left to take up paid employment:

I just want to say thank you to everyone at  Age UK Plymouth for giving me the opportunity to volunteer. My confidence was very low following a period of illness and I did not feel I could cope with much. I began by serving the lunches in the dining room and very soon I realised that I could do this. I was then encouraged to serve in the coffee shop. I got to know the staff and the customers and really looked forward to my two days a week.  You are so used to volunteers of differing abilities so you made it easy to settle in.  I enjoyed the experience of working with different people and I used this experience to apply for a job as a support worker. 

I really enjoyed my time as a volunteer with Age UK Plymouth I am grateful that you gave me that opportunity,I really think you put me back together, and thanks to that experience that I had the confidence to apply for a job as a support worker.