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Age UK Lindsey now has a fantastic team of 200 volunteers, helping us to provide vital services in the community. Could you lend a hand?

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community. It can be a truly rewarding experience.

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range volunteering opportunites, which suit different people and different skills. Please be advised that some roles require a DBS check.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give an hour a week, other people do more.

Volunteering Application Form

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  • Befriending Volunteer

    Loneliness is a terrible thing.  A survey by Age UK discovered that in excess of 108,000 people aged 65 and over in the East Midlands don’t see or hear from someone for days on end, particularly over the winter period.  Our Befriending Service aims to tackle this crisis all year round, helping to reduce levels of social isolation amongst older people in East and West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire.

    Age UK Lindsey's Befrienders visit a nominated older person on a regular basis, offering companionship and friendship, supporting older people to take part in a local activity or group, or visiting someone in their home.

  • Shop Volunteer

    Age UK Lindsey has nine shops across the region, all of which are vital in supporting the work of the charity.  Our shop volunteers form part of the team committed to providing customers with a positive retail experience, enabling us to continue providing essential services to older people in the community.

    This busy role supports the staff with the day to day running of the shop. Back room tasks can include sorting donations, steaming and cleaning.  Whilst retail tasks can include accepting donations and promoting the Gift Aid scheme, serving customers, merchandising and window dressing.

Volunteering Application Form

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  • Lunch Club Volunteer

    Our Lunch Clubs provide a vital opportunity for older people to make new friends and eat a delicious home-cooked meal. This helps to reduce social isolation, and improve the well-being of older people in our community.  As a lunch club volunteer, you will be supporting the cook by setting tables, assisting and serving the diners and clearing away.  Not only will you have the opportunity to meet new people, but to show our appreciation you will also be provided with lunch.  If you would like to be a part of the team providing the lunch club service, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Fundraising Volunteer

    Age UK Lindsey hosts, and participates in, numerous community events throughout the year.  As well as helping to raise awareness about what we do, these events also enable us to raise much-needed funds to support our work.   If you enjoy meeting people or have the necessary skills to help plan and organise such events, you could be suited to being a fundraising volunteer.  This is a varied role, which could lead you to learning new skills and becoming more involved with your community.

Volunteering Application Form

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volunteer driverVolunteer Driver and Transport Assistant

Age UK Lindsey runs a community transport service from The Lifestyle Centre in Scunthorpe. We enable the less mobile to continue to access vital resources and social activites. The service is staffed by volunteers, and if you would like the opportunity to join the team, we'd love to hear from you. As a volunteer driver, you will be taking our clients to medical appointments, local shops and on day trips and outings as required. You must have a clean driving licence and will need to undergo MIDAS minibus training. If you are over 70 you will also need to make a medical declaration detailing any illnesses or disabilities that may affect the Motor Fleet Insurance. As a volunteer transport assistant, you will be supporting our clients by accompanying them on journeys in one of our vehicles. This will involve supporting them in getting on and off the vechicle, helping them with their bags on outings or regular shopping trips, securing wheelchairs and baggage before a journey begins and keeping the vehicle tidy between journeys.