There are a whole host of ways you can volunteer for Age UK London. We couldn't do what we do without our dedicated volunteers and fully appreciate those who give up their time for us.
Age UK London Volunteer
Age UK London are currently looking to recruit volunteers to add to our team who help us with administration in the office.
We would love you to help us with the day-to-day administration of Age UK London. The role includes staffing our reception desk, answering phone calls, liaising with staff and data entry.
If you would like to volunteer in the Age UK London office, please contact Heather Vernon.
Age Allies Volunteers
The Age Allies Programme is working with organisations and businesses around London to improve attitudes and behaviours towards older people. We are doing this through the delivery of workshops to groups of employees which help them to think about ageism and their own attitudes.
Our older volunteers facilitate workshops with the Age Allies Programme Officer using a range of coaching and facilitation techniques. These workshops have been designed and practiced with older volunteers.
If this is something you think you may be interested in then please contact Richard Norman for an informal chat about the project and to find out what is involved. No previous experience is necessary as training is given.
Age UK London have worked with over 50 companies in the last two years, providing volunteering opportunities for companies including Amazon Audible, Spotify, and Google.
Our bespoke digital volunteering workshops can provide your staff with the chance to come together, work as a team and deliver a digital workshop that could change an older Londoner's life.
"My colleagues and I had a very fun afternoon. I found the older people’s ideas and perspectives thought-provoking and I met some funny, lovely and interesting people." - Susanna, Corporate Volunteer.
We also have a proven track record of arranging a variety of other volunteering opportunities, where your company's needs dovetail with the needs of older people in London.
If you would like more information on how your company can volunteer, please contact Sharon Tynan.
Volunteer for a Local Age UK
There are also volunteering opportunities in your borough with your local Age UK. You could become a befriender, visting an older person regularly or calling them through the week, or you could train to give out information and advice locally.
To contact your local Age UK, visit our local directory.
Become a Trustee
Age UK London is looking to recruit trustees, both for Age UK London and local Age UKs in London. The role is vital to ensure that the strategic direction of the charity and apart from carrying out statutory duties trustees will bring specific skills (finance, law, PR, IT, marketing, business) and local knowledge to the role. Approximately 5 hours a month will be needed although this will vary slightly within each Age UK.
If you would like more information on becoming a trustee, please contact Heather Vernon.
Due to insurance restrictions, we can only accept volunteers who are aged 18 or over.