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Our volunteers keep us energised and enthusiastic about our work

Volunteering is very rewarding and a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved.

Our volunteers keep us energised and enthusiastic about our work because their commitment, dedication and willingness to help others is inspiring.  They enable us to provide vital services and support for older people in our communities.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to:

  • Help with shopping trips and making telephone befriending calls
  • Help with small gardening and DIY tasks for people who would struggle to do these themselves
  • Retail support in our two retail outlets (Hidden Boutique and Superstore)

If you would like to join us as a volunteer then please call us on 0191 374 6560 or send an email to


If you are unable to volunteer with us at this time, but would still like to help us continue supporting older people during this crisis, please DONATE TO US and you will be directed to our Virgin Money Giving page.




Why volunteer?

If you want to meet new people, learn a new skill or do something different with your free time, you can make a difference to the community by volunteering with us. 

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.

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.