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We Rely on over 200 Volunteers

Our amazing volunteers allow us to provide vital support to over 15,000 older people and their families every year.

We have a large number of different types of role available across the organisation, which all contribute to achieving our goal of making East Sussex a great place to grow older.

If you feel you can spare the time to help, get in touch with us or fill in an application form.

Apply for a Volunteer Role

Why Volunteer?

Volunteer Work is an ideal way to gain experience, make social connections and build your confidence. All the while your contributions will be going towards a charitable cause.

Who Can Volunteer?

Almost anyone can volunteer with us; we have a large variety of roles across the organisation to suit all kinds of people and skillsets.

When Can I Volunteer?

We accept applications all year round and you can specify how much time you can spare to volunteer with us.

Where Can I Volunteer?

Our roles will be located in the East Sussex area and the role descriptions will specify where exactly the roles will be located. Some examples of popular areas include Eastbourne, Polegate and Newhaven.

How Does Volunteering Benefit Age UK East Sussex?

During the 2018 - 2019 period, our 200+ volunteers contributed 67,000+ hours. This led to a saving of over £500,000 for Age UK East Sussex! Needless to say, this is a huge benefit and we are extremely grateful to our volunteers for this reason.

  • Outdoors

    These roles will get you out and about meeting with clients and helping them with tasks they may find physically demanding, such as gardening.

  • Retail

    Working in our charity shops you will have opportunities to meet our supporters, handle transactions and manage stock control.

  • Healthcare

    These roles provide an opportunity to assist our clients with managing their healthcare to enable them to live as safely and independently as possible. This can be via delivering direct care services or providing information.

We place great value on our volunteers, who bring so much to the organisation.  Their time, energy and commitment are recognised and greatly appreciated.

Investing in Volunteers

If you have a role in mind and are able to spare the time, please click here to fill in an application form. Upon completion, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you are unsure of what role you could undertake with us, that is not a problem; we can arrange for you to chat with one of our volunteer coordinators to pinpoint a role for you. Feel free to send us an introductory e-mail to or give us a call on 01273 476704.

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