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Volunteers play a vital role in all aspects of the Charity's work. Without them, many, if not all, of our services would cease to exist. Volunteers also work alongside staff members, and those who use our services, to improve what we do and how we do it. They also help to inform and shape the development of new services and initiatives.

Volunteer Roles

  • Befriender

    Do you have an hour a week for a brew and a chat? Could you bring some joy into the life of an older person in bolton?

  • Community Drop-In volunteer

    We are looking for a volunteer to run a new community drop-in session.

  • Walking Champions

    We are looking for somebody with a warm, caring and friendly nature to lead weekly walks in Bolton.

Volunteers are offered:

  • A detailed induction and introduction to the Charity's work
  • Ongoing support and guidance
  • A follow-up programme of in-service training, tailored to their individual needs and chosen voluntary activity

What do volunteers get out of it? Well, in their words:

  • "The satisfaction of knowing I've made a positive difference in someone's life."

  • "Valuable and rewarding experience and the opportunity to use existing skills and to learn new ones."

  • "The chance to make new friends - amongst the staff, my fellow volunteers and, importantly, those who use Age UK Bolton's services."

  • "The lovely parties and social outings that the charity organises, by way of thanking us for what we do. I can recommend volunteering with Age UK Bolton to anyone and everyone. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made."

How to become an Age UK Bolton Volunteer:

You will find many roles on offer. If you click on each one above, the role description, any skills or qualifications required and time commitment will be detailed. Once you have an idea of the type of volunteering you would like to do, you will need to complete an application form. You can either download one from the link below or contact us on 01204 382411 and we can send one to you via email or through the post. Some of our roles require a DBS check, but all roles require you to provide at least 2 references.

To apply for any of our volunteering roles please download and fill in the Volunteer Application Form and the Data Consent Form 

For further information, an informal discussion, or to request a physical copy of our application and data consent forms please email Volunteer Coordinator Tara Barker or call 01204 382411.

Our volunteers give freely, reliably and flexibly of their time, energy, experience and considerable skills for the benefit of older people