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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.

Trustee Vacancies 

Age UK Merton has a strong and diverse board comprising a group of trustees from a varity of backgrounds. We are looking to fill a few board vacancies with enthusiastic people who share our values and passion for connected communities, alongside services that meet the needs of older adults. If you would like more information about this role please contact: tobin@ageukmerton.org.uk to discuss. 

Information and Advice Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to support our information and advice team. The role would be assisting clients in their own home to apply for accessible transport schemes by form filling of blue badge, taxi card or Dial a ride applications. This is an interesting and varied role which will allow the clients you are supporting to get out and about and maintain their independence and take part in social activities outside their home and remain independent. This role requires your own transport for home visits and will be a minimum of 3 hours per week commitment (expenses will be paid).

Information and Advice Role Description 

Befrienders

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! Some clients like to go 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

Telephone Befrienders

Over the last year we have been offering our clients the option to have a telephone befriender while we were not able to offer visits - this has been a popular option and we will continue to offer this option to our volunteers. If you would like to befriend but are unsure if you would be able to do home visiting and would like to befriend over the phone please contact us to disucss. 


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

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€™

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Volunteer Application Form

Step 1: Your personal details

Gender

Your Contact Details

What type of work would you like to do for Age UK Merton?

Please select which services apply:

About Yourself

Your availability

Tick availability

Where did you hear about volunteering with us?

Tick all that apply

Consent

Do you consent to us keeping your basic details on our database for monitoring purposes? Your details will be kept confidential and not passed onto a third party.
Would you like to receive updates, information and marketing emails

Criminal offences and DBS check

Have you ever been convicted of a crime, including all unspent convictions? If yes, please provide details as Age UK Merton will need to assess if you are able to volunteer with us. A disclosure does not necessarily exclude you from volunteering with us. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website
Some volunteer roles require a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check. Do you consent for Age UK Merton to carry out this check?

References

Referee 2

Equal opportunities

Ethnic background (tick as applicable)

Declaration

I declare that the information and details furnished in this application form are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and I will not willfully suppressed any material fact