We have many opportunities available, and will do our best to offer the right volunteer work for you. With a greater number of volunteers we would be able to provide a wider range of services.

We always have general volunteer roles including:  

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These are just a few examples - we have many other opportunities available, and will do our best to offer the right volunteer work for you. With a greater number of volunteers we would be able to provide a wider range of services.

Current befriending volunteering vacancies: 

- Volunteer Befriender Bolsover area (scheme that supports vulnerable adults age 18+)

- Volunteer Befriender Derbyshire Dales area
- Volunteer Befriender High Peak area
- Volunteer Befriender Glossop area
- Volunteer Befriender Derby Central (‘new’ befriending pilot scheme)

- Volunteer Befriender Fairfield Older People's Group, Buxton (weekly coffee group)

A regular befriending visit gives an isolated person an opportunity to have a chat, express worries or concerns, share a joke, or reminisce with someone who is happy to listen and talk.

Please contact the Befriending Service in Hope for more information about becoming a befriender:

Tel: 01433 620263

Email: befriending@ageukderbyandderbyshire.org.uk

Address:

Caroline Court Day Centre
Marsh Avenue
Hope
Hope Valley
S33 6RX

Checks and training

All of our volunteer roles are subject to an application process including two references. For roles that involve work directly with older people you will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check. We keep our process as simple as possible and we can help you complete your application. Once successful we will introduce you to the project worker who will help to set up and supervise the placement.

Full training is provided for every role. This training can be from a supervisor or manager or formal external training depending upon the role you undertake and your existing skills.

Applying to become a volunteer

Call us on 01773 768 240 to discuss an opportunity and to ask for a Volunteer Pack.

Download the Volunteer application form

or contact us using the details below:

29a Market Place

Heanor

DE75 7EG

Complete our online contact form

Volunteer case-study:

Ingrid, has volunteered with Age UK Derby & Derbyshire for the past 2 years in the Matlock area, and she says “When I read that loneliness, especially among the elderly, is a greater problem then poverty today, I was keen to help”. Ingrid had recently moved house, so because of distance, had to give up prison volunteering which she had found rewarding and fascinating. “I was looking for something more local, and Age UK’s recruitment for the Befriending Service struck a chord. It seemed a simple activity which would be very helpful. “I have been visiting local people. We go out together sometimes and they enjoy visiting me from time to time. In between the visits I talk on the phone to them. I think it has made quite a big difference to those who I have visited, especially when new problems arise and I am able to offer some help. It certainly seems a very worthwhile service and I would recommend it to anyone who has some time to spare and is interested and likes being around people.”

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