Being a volunteer with Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent
Pat Whitlock (by kind permission) talks about volunteering
“I decided I wanted to be a volunteer with Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent after I retired in April 2010. I started by helping out with the exercise classes which was a new challenge for me! I then also helped out in one of the charity shops. Sadly I lost my husband in 2012 and stopped my voluntary work for a while. I eventually went back to helping out in the shop, Hillingdon Borough tea dances and also started at Chapel Court in the office.
I thoroughly enjoy the feeling of being back in an office environment (which was my previous work history). I feel I am doing something positive and useful. Volunteering has helped me through a difficult time and given me a purpose. I have met great people, made new friends and hope I can carry on volunteering into a good old age!”
To see a video of how volunteers talking about their volunteering experience click here
Current volunteering opportunities
Help support older people by volunteering with Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent or call the Volunteering Team on 0208 756 3062 or email us for more information.