Two men talkingVoluntary work is a very rewarding and humbling experience. Many volunteers tell us that they feel very satisfied in the knowledge of making a positive impact upon the lives of others. Many also tell of their experiences gathered during their time with us, describing them as valuable and helpful on their own life paths.

The chance to learn new skills or use existing abilities presents a new lease of life to many that other opportunities do not provide; paired with this is the scope for developing new friendships in a friendly and relaxed environment as well as regular access to free training and workshops either in conjunction with Age Concern or other groups.

The variety of volunteering opportunities is greater than ever to discover some of the exciting ways you can support us!

Whether you have a few hours a week to give to a good cause or you are looking for a rewarding job working for a friendly and worthwhile organisation follow one of the links below to find out more.

Information and Advice Volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to work within our Advice Team helping older people to overcome a range of problems, particularly relating to welfare benefit entitlements.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Generalist Advisor
  • Form filling visitor
  • Outcome checker

Training will be provided and the role offers an opportunity to develop excellent transferable skills as well as to make a real difference to the lives of older people in the City.

In return, we ask for a commitment of 6 hours per week (or more!) and the office hours are 9-5, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role but there is no cost to the volunteer.

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities on offer within our Advice Team then please contact our Advice Manager, Alyson Patchett, on 0161 833 3944 or email

Kitchen Assistant Volunteers

Openshaw Resource Centre requires volunteers to assist the cook to provide meals for day care service users and for older people in the community.

This role would involve serving, cleaning, washing up and possibly some food preparation.

This opportunity is Monday to Friday generally between 9 - 2pm.

Can you spare a few hours for one day or more? We pay out-of-pocket travel expenses and support is provided.

Due to the nature of our business volunteers will need to submit to a DBS check, no cost involved.

If you are interested in volunteering to support our lunch services for older people please contact Donna Smith, the Volunteer Co-Ordinator on telephone 0161 205 3851 or by email:

Gorton Volunteers

The Gorton Day Centre is looking for volunteers to assist our Support Workers, who provide Day Care for approximately 30 older ladies and gentlemen with Dementia.

These roles are very varied and could involve making tea and toast, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, clearing tables, washing up and joining in activities such as bingo, quizzes and ten pin bowling.

We pay out-of-pocket travel expenses. Due to the nature of our business, volunteers will need to submit to a DBS check.

If you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to join a happy, friendly and caring team, please contact: or or call 0161 223 6062.

Volunteer Application

If you wish to apply for a volunteering vacancy then please download and print our volunteer application form