Join an Age UK shop team
Volunteering - coronavirus outbreak
Our volunteering opportunities have altered as we look at the most effective ways to support older people. The best way to find a relevant volunteering opportunity for you is by completing our volunteering enquiry form.
Our shop volunteers are book collectors and fashion connoisseurs. They are listeners and friends.
They know that one person's unwanted clutter is another person's treasure.
As a volunteer, you'll serve customers, sort stock and make window displays. But the role is so much more than that.
Our shops are a local hub of activity. Older people visit to browse and chat when they have no one else to talk to at home.
And while all this is happening, you'll be helping Age UK raise vital funds to make the UK a better place to grow older.
What's in it for you
- Making friends
- Learning new skills
- Supporting a great cause at the heart of your community
- Being part of a fantastic team
- Agreed expenses
"It's important to reach out to those in the community that feel isolated"
After moving back to the UK after many years living abroad, Cathy became an Age UK shop volunteer.
"Volunteering at my local Age UK shop was a fantastic way not only to find a social life for myself but also to give something back to the community."
She adds, "you're helping so many people. I find that we get a lot of people coming in who want that human contact they may not get at home."
"It's the people you meet out there on the shop floor that make it all worthwhile."