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Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community.


To find out more, please call our Helpline on 01872 266383




New Volunteering opportunities

Our Latest Roles

  • Volunteer Minibus and EV Drivers

    Transport is an essential requirement for most people. For those who are vulnerable and often living in a rural community, it becomes a major factor in their ability to live independently. You can help by joining our team of wonderful Volunteers.

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  • Volunteer Drivers

    Help us support people who have non-emergency healthcare appointments & difficulty accessing other forms of public transport. You can help us fight social isolation and enable people to remain independent for longer. If you would like to find out more about this Volunteer role, click below.

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Home and Hospital Volunteer Roles

Our Day Centre Hub roles

  • Cafe Volunteer | St Austell

    St Austell Active Living Hub is searching for Cafe volunteers to join their team. If you have good social skills and are looking to make a difference in your local community, please apply or find out more here.

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  • Arts & Crafts Coordinator | St Austell

    St Austell Active Living Hub is searching for an Arts & Crafts Volunteer Coordinator to join their team. If you are creative, proactive and have great social & communication skills, apply here or find out more.

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Day Centre Hub Volunteers - Newquay

Support Volunteers

  • Content Creator Volunteers | Macmillan

    We are searching for a Content Creator to support people affected by cancer - providing essential information on the Age UK Cornwall Macmillan 4C's newsfeed. Please find out more and apply here.

    Apply here 

  • Wellness Volunteer

    Age UK Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are searching for caring volunteers to join our successful Step into Wellness programme. This programme improves emotional, physical and mental wellness for people across Cornwall

    Apply here 

Why volunteer?

How can volunteering benefit you?

We have a number of areas which are reliant on the expertise and skills of volunteers, If you have time to give, no matter how much, then we would love to hear from you! Volunteering isn't just vital for the charity, it can really benefit you as well.

1. Become part of the Cornish community
Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
2. Gain confidence and build new skills.
Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement. Volunteering can also help you gain new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications for you or that potential new job.
3. Make a difference.
Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
4. Make new friends.
Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
5. Take on a challenge.
Through volunteering, you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
6. Have fun!
Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Thanking our Volunteers!

To ensure the safety of the people who use our services, all of our volunteers are DBS checked. We will always provide appropriate training and support and pay any expenses that are incurred.

We thank all our past and present volunteers for all that they have contributed, not only by helping the charity but more importantly their community.



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 Day Centre Fetes, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale or Skydive.

  • 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.