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At Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable we have an amazing team of over 200 dedicated volunteers who regularly give their time to help us. Our volunteers assist us in a variety of ways, helping us to provide services and support to the older people of Herne Bay, Whitstable and surrounding areas.

We certainly could not operate without their dedicated, talented and enthusiastic support. We have many different volunteering roles available, in the centre or in the community, here is a small selection:

Volunteer opportunities include

  • Befriending
  • Delivering hot meals to an older person’s home
  • Assisting in our Day Centres as a Tea Bar Assistant, or Delivering Activities
  • Filling out Attendance Allowance Forms
  • Helping in the kitchen
  • Assisting with Dementia outreach events and Cogs club (Cogs club is a structured activity day for people with mild to moderate dementia)
  • Driving clients to and from our centre
  • Shed Head helping to deliver woodwork based activities in our Mens’ Shed Project (Shed Quarters)
  • Handyman support in clients own homes
  • Walk and Talk Group Leader


For all volunteering roles training and induction is an integral part, this helps volunteers to settle in and feel valued. Mileage and out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join us, if you have a little time to spare and would like to make a difference.

Please email


Phone 01227 749570


Reasons to volunteer with Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable include:

  • To make new friends
  • To have fun
  • A chance to learn new skills
  • Improve confidence
  • Find out about a different job
  • Help to get involved with the local community
  • To learn new ideas from others


How we are currently assisted by our volunteers*

*Data compiled November 2018


Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable

16 Reculver Road 
Herne Bay 

Phone: 01227 749570 or 0773 5556811

Email:  Gill Ball at