Age UK uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our policy. To read more about how we use cookies and how you control them. Read our Cookie Policy
Skip to content

At Age UK County Durham we rely on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. 

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus we are temporarily suspending recruitment for our usual volunteering roles.

If, however, you are able to offer help with assisting older people who may require help  during this difficult time, please contact us on 0191 386 3856 or email us at info@ageukcountydurham.org.uk

We will endeavour to match offers of support with those who live in the same area wherever possible.

We need more volunteers for shopping/prescription/delivery support in the following areas:

  • Burnhope and Ushaw Moor
  • Stanley
  • Peterlee and Easington
  • Crook and Willington
  • Ferryhill
  • Weardale

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.

Many thanks

 

 

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.