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Volunteering is a great way to use your existing skills or to learn new ones.

Details of our latest volunteering opportunities are listed below:

Retail Shops

Age UK HHB have three retail shops based in Hayes, Ruislip and Harlesden that raise valuable income to help us to continue to provide our services across the Boroughs. We stock good quality items such as clothes, ornaments, DVDs, CD’s, books and much more.

The volunteers would help out in the shop by serving customers, helping with the window displays, sorting out the clothes and bric a brac donated to us and steaming the garments. Click to view full Role Description

We do require that you would be able to commit to this arrangement for a minimum of six months.

We are looking for cover for all days and times of the week in all 3 of our stores. If you are interested in applying please contact 020 8756 3040 or email volunteering@ageukhhb.org.uk

Information and Advice

We are looking for volunteers for our Information & Advice team to provide information and advice to older people and their carers by telephone, e-mail, or to personal callers at our Information Centres in Uxbridge, Ruislip, Brent and Harrow.

Full training will be given and expenses reimbursed. We do require that you would be able to commit to this arrangement for a minimum of six months.

If you are interested in applying please contact 020 8756 3040 or email volunteering@ageukhhb.org.uk

Befriending Service

We are currently looking for Befriending volunteers, in particular for our Good Neighbour Service who have weekday availability.

Befriending services provide a regular supportive service to people aged 65+ who are lonely and isolated, and takes place in their own homes. The service aims to improve their quality of life and wellbeing and enables them to maintain their independence. Click to view full Role Description

Our Good Neighbour Service helps to provide practical support in people’s homes. No formal experience needed.

If you are interested in applying please contact 020 8756 3040 or email volunteering@ageukhhb.org.uk

Home from Hospital Service

We are looking to recruit 2-4 volunteers for our Home from Hospital Service, who could commit to 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours to offer quality time, company and confidence building.

Our Home From Hospital service provides support to our clients who have recently been discharged from Hospital. The volunteers would be required to offer practical support for up to six weeks after discharge in the clients home.

Tasks may include checking the client has enough food and drink in their home following discharge, checking there is adequate heating in the property. Helping the client to regain their confidence and supporting them to achieve or maintain their independence. To accompany clients on visits e.g. hospital visits, shopping or maybe attending a lunch club for the first time. Click to view full Role Description

If you are interested in applying please contact 020 8756 3040 or email volunteering@ageukhhb.org.uk

Social Groups

We are looking to recruit volunteers for our Social Wellbeing groups to provide a friendly, supportive environment to people over the age of 65, encouraging social contact to help reduce isolation in the community.

Preparing light refreshments, assisting with various activities, occasionally (with the coordinator) accompany clients on trips and events that are outside of the clubs, ensuring group members are involved in individual/group discussion and/or activities, help in the setting up of rooms for activities. Click to view full Role Description

If you are interested in applying please contact 020 8756 3040 or email volunteering@ageukhhb.org.uk

Admin Support

To provide general admin support at one of our offices across the three boroughs including answering the phone, updating the database, dealing with post, stationary orders, filing, scanning & photocopying.

We would appreciate any time commitment. However, a regular commitment of at least 5 hours a week for at least 3 months would be ideal.

If you are interested in applying please contact 020 8756 3040 or email volunteering@ageukhhb.org.uk

We appreciate any commitment. However, we would like all volunteers who join Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent to join with the intention of staying for at least 6 months.