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Volunteers are incredibly important and are at the heart of many of our services, helping older people and changing lives. Please see our current volunteer vacancies listed below. Please note we only accept volunteers over the age of 18.

Current Volunteer Roles

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Environmental Sensory Communication Champion 

Environmental Sensory Communication Age UK Project (ESCAP), which focuses on supporting care homes and Age UK ESCAP Communication Champion Volunteers to meet the needs of residents with sensory impairments. Do you want to make a difference and help. Role Description 

Reminder Finder Session Supporter

We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of our Reminder Finder group sessions for older people living with mild to moderate dementia. Reminder Finder sessions use the principles of Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, a proven method of maintaining mental wellbeing and cognitive ability for those living with dementia. The weekly sessions will involve a variety of topics and activities which are aimed at stimulating the mind in a fun and inclusive environment. The volunteer role involves supporting these sessions to run smoothly and effectively and to help create a welcoming, friendly space for participants.  Reminder Finder Role Description

Digital Champion Volunteer

Age UK Leeds and Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are delivering One Digital, a Digital Inclusion project aimed at helping older people to gain skills and confidence with digital technology. These days having the skills to use digital technology is a must-have. It can save people time and money, make people feel more connected and better informed. Despite this, millions of people have never been online. Do you enjoy using digital technology for example, email and the internet? Do you have 1-2 hours free each week? Are you are a good communicator and enjoy teaching people new skills? Are you able to work with people on a one-to-one basis or perhaps in a small group? Then why not become a Digital Champion?

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Fundraising 

We are looking for volunteers to help us raise funds.  Don’t worry this doesn’t have to mean simply standing around holding a bucket. There are lots of ways you can support us behind the scenes, including:

  • Helping to design and/or writing content for a new newsletter

  • Helping make new fundraising materials including posters, tickets etc.

  • Helping plan, organise or run fundraising events such as our annual Carol Concert, fairs or quiz nights to name just a few

  • Perhaps you’re good at crafting and you can help us by making some things we could sell to raise money

  • Or perhaps you have an interest in social media and you can help us make the most of our current channels

If you have spare time and would like to help, please email lisa.burnett@ageukleeds.org.uk for more information and to arrange an informal chat. You can also click here to download the fundraising volunteer leaflet.

Falls Prevention Class 

We hold a number of falls prevention classes at locations across Leeds for older people who are at risk of falling and would benefit from specific excercise. Volunteers would assist the instructer by helping with attendance, monitoring forms, working with individuals to ensure they understand, and that everyone attending is enjoying and making the most of the class. click here to find out more

LGBT Group Volunteer

Out in Leeds is a monthly social group for older (50+) LGBT people which meets at Age UK Leeds as part of the Sage project. We’re looking for volunteers to assist group members in the running of the sessions, including planning and running activities, and promoting the group to attract new members. click here to find out more

Information & Advice Drop In Volunteer 

We are seeking new volunteers for our drop in advice session which takes place in our city centre office every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm. Our Information and Advice team deal with a variety of enquiries.click here to find out more

Information & Advice Volunteer

Our Information and Advice team deal with a variety of enquiries and there is a role for volunteers to provide telephone or face to face support from our City Centre office.  click here to find out more

Attendance Allowance Volunteer

Lots of older people are not currently claiming disability benefits they are entitled to, which can help people to stay independent in their own home for longer. Our volunteers provide home visits and they support they give to complete the forms can increase the chance of a successful claim. click here to find out more

Please return completed application forms to  volunteer@ageukleeds.org.uk or our address. Thank you for your support. 

Age UK Leeds Bradbury Building Mark Lane Leeds LS2 8JA  

0113 389 3000  

Older Peoples Engagement Group

Are you interested in, and have views on our services for older people in Leeds? 

If so, we need you. We are creating an important new Group which will be the voice of all the outreach functions of our Charity. Reporting directly to the Senior Management Team and the Board of Trustees the Group will be heard at the highest level.

It is to be called the Older People’s Engagement Group (OPE) and we are looking for Client Representatives who will be the voice and critical friend of each of the areas they are engaged in. It will require commitment and attendance at regular monthly meetings.

All Age UK Leeds volunteers are offered a full induction. Client representatives also have access to training, informal supervision, briefings and opportunities to participate in social events.

Age UK Leeds will provide specific training on Safeguarding, Professional Boundaries and anything relevant to the role.

All agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel costs will be met by Age UK Leeds.

Please complete the application form below and return to:

Hilary Brockway, Age UK Leeds, Bradbury Building, Mark Lane,  Leeds LS2 8JA or email to hilary.brockway@ageukleeds.org.uk

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