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We rely on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

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Most of Age UK Buckinghamshire's services rely on the time, loyalty and commitment given by hundreds of volunteers throughout the county. Our volunteers are absolutely invaluable and are the key to our success. Take a look at the volunteering opportunities we have on offer below, and if any of them sound right for you, send us an application form.

For more information on voluntary roles
Email - volunteering@ageukbucks.org.uk
Phone - 01296 431 911
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- Download an application form

Volunteering roles with Age UK Buckinghamshire

  • Become a befriender

    Could you visit or call a lonely older person? Help us fight loneliness in Buckinghamshire by becoming a befriender. You'll be matched with an isolated older person and visit them every week to provide company. This is a vital service helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people in your local community.

    Befriending

  • Helping in our charity shop

    Have fun, meet new people and develop new skills.  By supporting us to raise money in our shop on Aylesbury High Street, you’ll be helping us to help even more people. And the experience you gain can look great on a CV. Call into the shop and speak to the manager or ring us on 01296 431911.

    Retail volunteers

  • Give information and advice

    Volunteer in our First Contact Team and answer a range of queries relating to being an older person within Buckinghamshire. We have a small but mighty Information and advice team that will give you full training and on-going support. Give us a call for an informal chat about the role.

    Information and advice

Jim, Shop volunteer at Age UK Buckinghamshire

Jim volunteers two mornings a week, helping with the re-sale of all electrical items, restoring value and completeing PAT tests.

"I needed to do something and at the same time thought it would be nice to volunteer and give something back to the community"

"Because I’m qualified at PAT testing we are able to sell electrical items – which usually have a higher value."

"The team are great, we get along very well. Everybody has their own story to tell as it were. It’s all about giving something back to the community."

  • Become a Trustee

    We are a company limited by guarantee, managed by a Board of Trustees. The board has overall legal responsibility for the work and finances of the organisation. The trustees meet six times a year and have a wide range of experience and skills. For more information, please contact our Chief Executive.

    Our Trustees

  • Welfare Benefits volunteer

    This is a home visiting role to advise older people of benefit entitlement and complete application forms on their behalf. If you would like to help maximise the incomes of local older people, this role is for you. Full training will be given and support is on-going. Travel expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

    Welfare benefits

  • Office admin volunteer

    We have a variety of administrative volunteer roles based at our Aylesbury offices. Full training will be given and support is on-going. For further information please contact us.

    Our offices

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give an hour a week, other people do more.

What else you can do to support us

  • Help us fundraise

    Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We take part in regular challenges events, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale, a coffee morning or even a sky dive!

    Fundraise for 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 challenge events, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.

    Get your workplace involved