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What do local service volunteers do?

Local Age UKs with the support of thousands of volunteers deliver a wide variety of services that improve the lives of older people. These may include:

What you will get out it?

  • It's a direct way to make a difference to someone's life
  • Volunteers tell us the experience is fun and rewarding
  • It offers great opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills
  • You'll get a sense of fulfilment from supporting a good cause and taking an active role in the heart of your community
  • Agreed expenses

What is expected of me?

There's usually such a wide variety of volunteer roles available through our local Age UKs that the amount of time needed can be as little as one hour a week to as much as you can spare.

Many of the roles will require a certain level of training. This will be dependent on the opportunity and your current experience.

Speak to your local Age UK to discuss what's available and what's expected in the role.

All volunteer roles will require you to complete recruitment process which involves taking a reference. This can take up to 8 weeks if a disclosure and barring service check is required for the role but it is often completed much sooner.

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For more information call Age UK on 0800 169 8787.
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Last updated: Jan 18 2019

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