We rely on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
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.
Volunteering roles with Age UK Buckinghamshire
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.