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Age UK Bury relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community.

 

Would you like to lend a hand?

 

We could never achieve what we do each year without the dedication and commitment of our wonderful team of volunteers.

Charity Shop Volunteer

Our two charity shops raise much needed income to help Age UK Bury run services and activities for older people living in Bury.

We are looking for people who can communicate well with a wide range of people; work as member of a team and be supportive and understanding of the needs of older people. Experience of working in a retail or customer-focused setting is beneficial for this role.

We are seeking volunteers to work mornings and afternoons throughout the week including Saturdays and Sundays. We also need volunteers who can help out to cover for holidays and emergencies.

Activity Leader

If you have a passion or skill you would like to share with others, please let us know. We need help to run a whist and dominoes afternoon, IT courses and a small walks rambling group.

Chatterbox Cafe

We need volunteers at our Chatterbox Cafe to help prepare meals, clean up and serve meals. We are also looking for a volunteer who is able to bake cakes to add to our menu.

With all roles, we offer training, support and out of pocket expenses and we are very positive about including older people as volunteers.

When appropriate, we need to request Criminal Record checks before a person is able to volunteer.

For more details about any of these opportunities, please call Debbie on 0161 763 9030.

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.

Can voluntering improve my health and wellbeing?

Volunteering not only enriches the lives of others, it can also improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Researchers pooled a large amount of data from 40 scientific papers into the long-term effects of charity work, revealing that people who volunteered had their risk of dying early reduced by as much as 22%. The study also showed that people who volunteer benefit from various improvements in mental health. Those who gave up their time to help others were less likely to suffer from depression, plus they had higher levels of life satisfaction and wellbeing.

What else you can do to support us

  • Take part in a fundraiser

    Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We have regular events such as sponsored walks, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.

  • 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.