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Age UK Merton relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

 Apply to volunteer

Volunteering is a fantastic way of meeting new people, developing new skills, making the most of your abilities and doing something worthwhile within your community.


Do you want to make a real difference to an isolated and lonely older person in the community? Why not become a Befriender and visit one of our clients in their home every week for one hour. By providing 1 to 1 support to clients, you help to alleviate loneliness and isolation. Just chatting over a cup of tea can brighten their day! If possible, you can also go on outings together or maybe take them on short walks thereby helping to keep them active. This role may include referring any issues back to the relevant staff member at Age UK Merton.
The Befriending Service operates between 9am and 7.30pm, 7 days a week.

Befriender Role Description


Befrienders for Carers

Are you passionate and wanting to make a real difference to someone who is a carer? Why not be a Befriender and connect with a carer in the community.  By providing 1 to 1 support to carers, you help to alleviate loneliness, improve social connections and access to community and wellbeing activities'.
At the moment this role will be based over the telephone and online however in the future we would look to introduce you to the person to provide face to face support. 

The Befriending Service operates between 9am and 7.30pm, 7 days a week.

Befrienders for Carers Role Description

Our volunteers

  • Chris, activites volunteer

    ā€˜Iā€™m very proud to be a volunteer here. Giving back to the community and having fun at the same time is very rewarding!ā€™


Would you like a volunteer application form sent to you?