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

What does Age UK Dacorum offer volunteers?

  • Awareness training in how to support older people
  • Advice and support
  • Being part of a team, meeting new people and making friends
  • Ongoing training
  • Flexible volunteering hours
  • Travel expenses
  • Appreciation events and certificates
  • Being part of our local community.
 

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Meeting people and making friends
  • Learning new skills and having fun
  • A new direction in your career or retirement
  • Gaining confidence
  • Plugging experience gaps in your CV
  • Doing something which will heighten your sense of wellbeing and community spirit.
 

Kind, caring people needed to assist older people

You don’t need to be an expert. All you need is patience, friendliness and empathy. We need people of varying ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences. Whatever your circumstances as long as you can give some time to help older people, we would be glad to have your help.

For full-time employees, why not ask your employer to support Employer Volunteering in work time, outside work hours, or even in your lunch break once a week?
 
Please contact us on 01442 259049 or adminofficer@ageukdacorum.org.uk to discuss volunteering opportunities and how you can help older people in the community and become a vital part of our team.

Volunteering Opportunities:

 

Boxmoor Good Neighbours:

Volunteer with our Good Neighbours Scheme to provide help and support for older people living in Boxmoor.

Telephone or visit an older, isolated, lonely person for a friendly chat. We need volunteers who are free during weekdays to support this scheme.

 

Clubs & Friendship Teas:

Help to run activities and make refreshments.

Transport:

Drive older people/carers to clubs, events and social groups.

Handy Person & DIY Jobs:

Carry out small DIY jobs.

Memory Loss Support/Dementia/Carers:

 Help in groups for people with memory loss and their carers. Mentor or provide support in our clubs  and Carers Support Groups.

Fundraising:

Participate, plan, organise, run or help at fundraising events.
 

Volunteer E- Newsletters

  • Check out our Summer E-Newsletter!

    Read our Summer 2022 edition of our Volunteer's E-Newsletter. Our volunteer newsletter keeps you in the loop with any relevant updates and shines a spotlight each edition on some of our amazing volunteers! 

  • Check out our Spring E-Newsletter!

    Read our first ever Volunteer's E-Newsletter. Our volunteer newsletter keeps you in the loop with any relevant updates and shines a spotlight each edition on some of our amazing volunteers! 

Long Serving Volunteers Appreciation

In celebration of Volunteers Week we are thanking long serving volunteers Mildred and Doris for their amazing dedication!

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer contact us on 01442 259049, email adminofficer@ageukdacorum.org.uk or get in touch with us online by filling out the form.