Age UK Birmingham relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
Volunteering roles with Age UK Birmingham and Age UK Sandwell
Join our wellbeing team and support us to deliver activity groups for older people in Birmingham.
Information and Advice Volunteer
Could you help us to provide vital information and advice to older people in Birmingham?
Help older people who are isolated and lonely by providing a weekly befriending call.
Hospital Transport Volunteers
We’re looking for volunteer drivers, who live within 30 minutes of a hospital being supported, to assist older people in getting to outpatient appointments at hospitals across Birmingham.
Meet new people, help us raise funds and have fun while volunteering in our shop in Hamstead, near Great Barr, in the north of the city (COVID-19 restrictions and measures in place.)
Garden Maintenance Volunteers
We're looking for reliable volunteers that are confident and have experience of garden maintenance tasks, to support our 'Green Friends' garden service and help older people in Birmingham make the most of later life.
By joining Age UK Birmingham and Age UK Sandwell as a volunteer you’ll play a vital role in improving later life for older people across the city. Volunteering with us is a great way to meet new people, develop your skills and experience and make a meaningful contribution to your community. To help you fulfil your role we will provide;
- An induction to volunteering with AUKB
- Relevant guidance and training
- Regular supervision
- Opportunities to observe staff and other services
- Reimbursed travel expenses
- A friendly and inclusive team environment
- Professional references following 3 months of volunteering
Who can volunteer?
We accept applications from volunteers 16 years and older. Some volunteer roles require specific skills or other criteria to be able to do the role e.g. be able to drive, be willing to undertake a DBS check. The volunteer role descriptions below will outline any requirements.
In order to ensure we match you to the right volunteer role we follow the recruitment procedure below for all applicants
- Volunteer application form
- Informal interview
- Reference and ID checks
- DBS check (dependent on role)
- Volunteer induction
How much time do I need to give?
The time commitment will depend on which role you interested in. Most roles require a minimum of 3 hours per week and the majority of our services operate during office hours Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, however there are some roles that can be carried out during evenings and weekends. Get in touch with us to find out more.
Thank you for considering volunteering with Age UK Birmingham.
Above is only a small number of the volunteer roles available so get in touch to see if there is a role suitable for you. We are also looking for IT Support Volunteers, Administration Support Volunteers and other voluntary roles at our HQ at Stratford House, or maybe you just would like to help us raise money and awareness?
You can download the electronic version of our volunteer application form (in .docx format for word processors). If, however, you need us to send out copies in the post please either email email@example.com or call us on 0121 437 0033.
What else you can do to support us
Get your colleagues involved
Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.