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Find out about our volunteers' experience of volunteering with Age UK Barnet

  • Margaret's story

    Volunteer receptionist Margaret became a phone befriender during the Covid-19 crisis, and is a lifeline to a mother and daughter with mental health issues

  • Janet, Georgia and Claudia's story

    Mother and daughter team Janet, Georgia and Claudia are all shopping volunteers for vulnerable clients who are unable to leave their homes during lockdown.

  • Shenalee's story

    The man Shenalee was befriending sadly died of Covid-19 but her continued support was a huge comfort to his family and sons who live abroad

  • Charlotte's story

    After being furloughed, Charlotte decided to volunteer for us as a shopping volunteer - and she very quickly bonded with one of her clients

  • Rikhil's story

    Rikhil came to us to reach out and help older people who, like his grandparents, were self-isolating and were struggling without their usual routines and social interactions.

  • Ruth's story

    Ruth decided to befriend with us after a period of depression and loneliness and knows how important it can be simply to listen to someone

  • Maggie, Digital Inclusion Volunteer

    Maggie started as a voluteer in digital inclusion and now also volunteers as a receptionist.

    Maggie's story 

  • Gill, Later Life Planning Volunteer

    Gill has been volunteering for the Later Life Planning Service since 2015.

    Gill's story 

  • Sally, Cookery Volunteer

    Sally used to run cookery classes for us but during the coronavirus crisis has been phone befriending and shopping for older people who cannot leave their homes

    Sally's story 

Age UK Barnet on BBC's Radio 1's 1MillionHours campaign

Volunteer befriender Karina and her befriendee Louise share their experiences