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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




Volunteering roles with Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly

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  • Minibus 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.

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  • Volunteer Fundraiser

    We are looking for someone who wants to help change lives in Cornwall. Often, our elderly population is left to fend for themselves in later life. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, financial worries, social isolation or health problems, we can do more to help the most vulnerable in society.

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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.

Who can volunteer?

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

New opportunities are always arising, from one-off support for events to regular weekly volunteering. The following areas are reliant on the expertise and skills of volunteers:

  • Befriending
  • Information & Advice Volunteers
  • TAP - Volunteer Drivers 
  • Mind & Movement
  • Day Centre Services
  • Fundraising
  • Minibus Drivers for trips & outings
  • Project Support
  • Admin Support

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.