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Age UK Lindsey has a fantastic team of 120 volunteers, helping us to provide vital services in the community. Could you make someone smile again?

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 with different skills. Please be advised that some roles require a DBS check and some carry a minimum age requirement of 18.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Volunteering for fundraising at local events could involve a few hours on an ad-hoc basis. Other roles require a regular commitment of at least one hour per week. See below for more details.

What difference does it make if I volunteer for Age UK Lindsey?

    Volunteering for Age UK Lindsey could help older people in our community to:
  • live independently and safely
  • be healthy and well
  • be socially active and connected
  • cope with challenging times
  • particpiate and be involved
  • smile again

As an independent charity, we rely on the fantatstic efforts of our volunteers to raise funds, engage with the community and support the vital work that we do improving the well-being of older people in East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire.

Can I find out more?

If you're not yet ready to submit an application but would like to register your interest, or if you would like more information about joining our team of volunteers click here to complete our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch shortly. You can also download a more detailed list of volunteering opportunities and what is required for each specific role.

How do I apply?

If you have a printer, you can apply by downloading the form at the bottom of the page, or call 01507 524242 (option 4) to receive a copy by post.

How can I get involved?

  • Befriending

    Our volunteer Befrienders are invaluable in combatting loneliness and isolation. We're looking for people to offer at least one hour a week to chat over the phone, make well-being calls, provide post-bereavement companionship or visit clients in their own homes and possibly support access to social groups and activities (when guidelines permit). Find out more

    Location Making calls from your own home and/or visiting clients across our area.
    Time commitment Minimum of one hour per week

  • Charity Shop Volunteer

    Age UK Lindsey has eleven shops across the region, all of which are vital in supporting the work of the charity. This busy role supports the staff with the day-to-day running of the shops. Back-room tasks can include sorting donations, steaming and cleaning, whilst retail tasks can include accepting donations, serving customers and merchandising.

    Location Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Coningsby, Louth, Market Rasen, Skegness, Spilsby or Tattershall
    Time commitment Minimum of three hours/week - 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 4pm

  • Fundraising & Events

    This role involves supporting staff with raising funds in the community. It could include helping out at fetes, fashion shows or coffee mornings, running stalls or collecting donations, or being part of the team planning and organising charity events.

    You may even want to host your own fundraiser. Check out our fundraising ideas for more inspiration.

    Location Across East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire
    Time commitment Varies, depending on event but expect a minimum of one hour

  • Community Outreach Support

    We're looking for friendly faces to support our new Mobile Outreach project. You'll be joining the team providing information, advice and digital support in the community. By welcoming people on to our bus and chatting about Age UK Lindsey, or helping clients gain confidence in using digital devices, you'll be directly involved in supporting older people to gain access to our services and helping them to live more independently.

    Location Across East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire
    Time commitment Varies, depending on event but expect a minimum of one hour

  • Information & Advice and Admin Support

    If you are organised, possess excellent IT skills, have an eye for detail and are a confident communicator, you could be a real asset to our charity. We're looking for admin support within our Charity Support Services and Information & Advice teams. The role could include speaking to clients, handling telephone calls, helping with form filling, dealing with emails and general admin tasks. Training will be provided for service-specific tasks.

    Location Varies. Working from home and/or at our offices in Horncastle. Some travel across the region may be required.
    Time commitment Varies. Expect a minimum of three hours/week.

  • Board of Trustees

    We're always looking for individuals with an interest in older people to support our charity. You will contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation.

    Location Currently home-based, with meetings held via Zoom.
    Time commitment Varies. The Board meets six times/year. Further commitment may be required, depending on your involvement in the charity.

Volunteer enquiry

Not quite ready to submit an application? Enquire online to find out more about volunteering for Age UK Lindsey