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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?


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Do something amazing today. Volunteer for Age UK Merton and help us make a huge difference to the lives of older people living in Merton.

Volunteering is a fantastic way of making friends, developing skills and giving back to the community whilst having fun.

Age UK Merton delivers a wide range of services and activities, and volunteers are at the heart of this. We have a range of roles on offer from befriending to tablet training. Most of our roles operate between Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm. If you can spare just a few hours each week we'd love to hear from you.


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. 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. We will be starting a trial for out of hours volunteering in the evenings Monday - Thursday until 7pm as well as during the day.

Befriender Role Description



Nail cutting is one of those things we often take for granted, but for many older people it becomes increasingly difficult to manage, leading to painful feet and contributing to problems with mobility, falls and eventually isolation. We are looking for volunteers with a passion for helping older people in their local community. Do you have great practical and social skills to undertake this role in a way which makes people feel at ease? We are looking for a commitment of one half day weekly (or even monthly) in a local community venue. You will receive full training and be supported throughout your role.

Manicure/ Chiropody Role Description



Do you have great communication skills and a friendly smile? Act as the first point of contact for anyone visiting the office. Duties include meeting and greeting visitors, answering the telephone, making appointments, updating a database and signposting clients to the relevant department. This role involves a lot of database use so great I.T skills are a must.

Reception Role Description


Out & About

Do you have some experience leading walks or activities and enjoy chatting to older people? Lead and organise outings and activities as part of our Out & About programme. This could involve leading groups on walks or coach outings, theatre trips, shopping trips or Sunday lunch and dinner clubs.

Out & About - Walk in the Park Role Description

Out & About - Shopping Club Role Description

Out & About - Supper & Sunday Lunch Role Description


Fundraising Group

Are you an experienced fundraiser, or keen to develop you fundraising skills further? This role involves joining a small group of volunteers to organise events and activities which raise much needed funds for Age UK Merton! Attend monthly meetings, think creatively to identify fundraising opportunities and organise local fundraising events.

Fundraising Role Description


Activity Leaders & Assistants

Are you creative and a good communicator? Assist with specific group activities. This could range from sewing, art & crafts and knitting to playing games, assisting with exercise classes or reading and discussing newspapers. This is a sociable role where you get to know our clients so good all-round skills are a must.

Activities Leader & Assistants Role Description


Lunchtime Leaders & Assistants

Are you practical and a good communicator? Assist with serving lunch, tidying the kitchen, loading the dishwasher, chatting, serving refreshments, joining in with games and helping people to access the garden. This is a sociable role where you get to know our clients so good all-round skills are a must.

Lunchtime Leaders & Assistants Role Description


Ad hoc Promotion & Events

Are you a great communicator and enjoy speaking to the public? Attend fairs and events, speaking to the public about what Age UK Merton has to offer, whilst assisting with printing, collating and organising promotional material for events.

Ad Hoc Promotion & Events Role Description



Do you have a passion for gardening? Help to keep our centre garden looking beautiful by carrying out gardening tasks such as planting, watering the garden, tidying, pruning and weeding.

Gardening Role Description


Health & Wellbeing Walker

Would you like to support older people to become more active? Take older people out for shorts walks, helping to keep them keep active and mobile. This will include chatting to the client and referring any issues back to the relevant staff member at Age UK Merton.

Health & Wellbeing Walker Role Description


Fundraising Collection Volunteer

This role involves raising the profile of Age UK Merton in the local area and helping to raise much needed funds.

Fundraising Collection Role Description


Information & Advice – Assistant

Do you have great communication skills and enjoy working with people? See clients with problems across a wide range of enquiry areas, including benefits and debt, employment, housing, community care, personal matters and consumer problems. This is an exciting and varied role as you will be helping to shape the development of Age UK Merton’s I&A service.

Information & Advice Assistant Role Description


Administrative Support

Are you organised and have great attention to detail? Assist our departments with a variety of administrative tasks; Information & Advice, Operations (activities & events), CEO Office, At Home, Health Programmes, Befriending or Volunteering.


Tablet Trainer

Are you great with I.T and have good presentation skills? We are looking for tech savvy volunteers who have great presentation skills and are willing to assist clients with using technology such as tablets, phones and laptops.

Tablet Trainer Role Description

Our volunteers

  • Chris, activites volunteer

    ‘I’m very proud to be a volunteer here. Giving back to the community and having fun at the same time is very rewarding!’

  • Peggy, reception volunteer

    ‘I help at reception on the front desk. I assist clients with queries or pass the query onto an expert in the relevant department. I really enjoy volunteering here and love seeing people happier going out than when they came in.’