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Age UK Croydon relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

Volunteer application form

volunteer roles

  • Activities

    Assist one (or more) of our fun activities for older people

  • Admin

    Do you have good administrative and organisational skills? Apply now

  • Befriending

    Visit a client in their own home, provide company, and help alleviate loneliness and isolation

We are recruiting! Would you like to join our board of trustees?

Our trustees volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that we meet our legal, ethical and financial requirements, and future viability and strategy. We are looking for a trustee to join our dynamic board - if you are interested please see our Trustee page and download our application pack

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.

Who can volunteer?

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?

Our roles are varied, so whether you only have a few hours to spare, or a whole day, please get in touch and we can find a role to suit you. It takes time to recruit, induct and train our volunteers, which is why we ask for a minimum commitment of six months.

What will I get out of volunteering?

 

  • Gaining new skills
  • Improving your CV
  • Increased confidence
  • Relevant training courses will be provided
  • Regular supervision and support given
  • Meeting new people
  • Supporting older clients
  • Making a difference within your community
  • Being part of a vibrant volunteering team
  • Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed

Covid-19 safety measures

All of our roles, and new starters, are risk-assessed if the role is office-based or involves visiting clients. Our offices have sanitising stations and a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing, and when current Government guidelines allow client visits, our volunteers are provided with appropriate PPE. During lockdowns and peaks in hospital admissions, we have suspended visits to clients' homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 occasional 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.