We are an independent Bristol based charity which relies heavily on the goodwill of local people through volunteering and donations to continue our work.
Volunteering helps you to maintain an active and fulfilling life and can also provide valuable experience for your job search and personal and career development. Volunteering with Age UK Bristol will give you an opportunity to:
• Make a positive difference to the lives of older people. We offer a range of different support services and will help you to find the most suitable one for you.
• Help our service users, our staff and volunteer teams, and our Trustees to benefit from your knowledge and experience.
• Increase your knowledge and develop new skills
• Make new friends and be a valued part of our staff and volunteer team
• Get a sense of personal achievement
Who can volunteer?
We are always looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to help us run our services.
Our volunteers offer from just a few hours per week to one or two whole days depending on the service. Currently most of our volunteering activities take place during normal working hours.
Volunteering may suit unemployed people but looking for experience to return to work, students wishing to work in this field, part-time workers, retired people or anyone with some spare time to contribute to the local community.
We will offer you:
- Training and support
- Travel expenses
- A friendly atmosphere where you will work in a small team
- Social activities
- Free tea and coffee!
For more information please contact:
A list of our current vacancies together with detailed role descriptions and an application form are available at the bottom of this page (please see the current vacancies document, followed by role descriptions). Additionally we offer volunteering opportunities supporting people living with dementia, with our Active Together project, which you can find out more about by clicking here.
If we can match your availability with a suitable opportunity, we will invite you for an informal interview to discuss the role further. We may need to complete a DBS disclosure where necessary for the role.
Meet some of our volunteers
Jenny (Current Volunteer with Information and Advice Service):
“I was impressed by the rigorous selection process and the thorough training for volunteers but most of all by the care and commitment given to service users.
At Age UK Bristol clients are treated with respect, warmth and honesty. This philosophy is also applied to volunteers. Our views and suggestions are valued and we are well directed and supported”.
Pat (Current Volunteer with Information and Advice Service):
“I have been a volunteer with Age UK for 7 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I have met a variety of interesting people, both clients, Age UK staff and other volunteers and have made new friends. It is good to have a commitment and some structure in what otherwise could become a week when each day is the same. On the day I volunteer for AUK it feels like I am going to work again!”