Age UK Lindsey has a fantastic team of 100 volunteers, helping us to provide vital services in the community. Could you make someone smile again?
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?
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, visit someone in their own home or possibly support access to social groups and activities (when guidelines permit).
Your support could make a huge difference to a lonely older person living in your area.
Location Making calls from your own home and/or visiting clients across our area. Time commitment Minimum of one hour per week
We're looking for friendly people to support our new Keep Connected project. You'll be joining the team providing wellbeing support by telephone, advising about our services or helping to improve digital skills in the community. By making regular wellbeing calls to clients, welcoming people on to our infobus and chatting about Age UK Lindsey, or helping older people to get connected, you'll be directly involved in supporting older people to gain access to our services and helping them to live more independently. If you're interested in providing telephone support, going out on our infobus or both, we'd love to hear from you.
Location From home or across East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire Time commitment Varies, but expect a minimum of one hour
Age UK Lindsey has nine 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, Louth, Market Rasen, Skegness, Spilsby or Tattershall Time commitment Minimum of three hours/week - 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 4pm
Information & Advice
As a member of the Information & Advice team you could be talking to clients, assessing their level of need, recording data, making appointments or supporting people who need help with filling in forms.
Full training specific to the role will be given but you will need to be highly orgainsed, possess excellent IT skills, be a good communicator and have a good eye for detail. Your support could ensure that an older person receives help when they need it most, and make a measurable difference to their welfare and wellbeing.
Location Working from home with occasional travel to our offices in Horncastle for team meetings. Some travel across the region may be required. Time commitment 3-6 hours per week with flexibility around days.
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 by 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 6 times per year. Further commitment may be required, depending on your involvement in the charity.
Charity Support Services
You will be helping the charity at our office in Horncastle, working as part of the team supporting service delivery. Tasks could include answering the phone, liaising with staff and volunteers, handling mail, printing and copying, or other admin duties.
Training will be given where required, but you will need to have experience of using Microsoft Office apps, sending emails and be confident on the telephone.
Location Horncastle Time commitment Minimum of 1 morning or afternoon per week
Not quite ready to submit an application? Enquire online to find out more about volunteering for Age UK Lindsey