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As a Sharing Time volunteer you could provide company for a lonely older person in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

What do Sharing Time volunteers do?

It's a terrible thing to be lonely. Did you know that 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely? You can do something to help by becoming a Sharing Time volunteer with Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Sharing Time volunteers get matched with an older person in the community. They visit them or call them on a regular basis to provide companionship.

What you will get out of it?

  It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life You'll be giving something to your community You get to be part of Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's volunteer team Volunteers tell us they find Sharing Time really rewarding

What is expected of me?

Sharing Time volunteers are expected to call or visit their friend regularly. This usually involves a commitment of around an hour per week, over a long period of time. Volunteers will also need to agree to an enhanced level DBS check, attend a short training session and provide references.

Here is a short video about Age UK Befriending Scheme, which is very similar to our service.

Contact Us

For an informal chat on how to become a volunteer contact either 01733 554963 for Peterborough area or 01354 691898 for the rest of Cambridgeshire. You can also email us directly on, or use the application form above.

For more information about other services we offer Our Services page.

Sharing time Volunteer Description

For more Information on Sharing Time Volunteering please download the description below.

Volunteer Leaflet

For more information on Volunteering please download our leaflet.

Volunteer Form

If you would like to Volunteer with us please download the volunteering application form below