Age UK Mid Devon relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
Volunteering roles with Age UK Mid Devon
Volunteering is a great way to support the work we do with older people across Mid Devon.
There is a strong social aspect to the work we do, and volunteers form lasting social relationships.
Pick up new skills, enhance your CV, and gain valuable experience.
Make a real and lasting difference to people in your community.
Help combat isolation and loneliness in Mid Devon.
Volunteering helps reduce stress and anxiety, builds esteem and improves mental wellbeing.
How much time do I need to give?
This will differ depending on the service in which you volunteer.
Haven support volunteers offer either three or six hours a week to cover a half day/full day shift.
Leading activities in the Haven requires a couple of hours a week.
I&A volunteers offer at least three hours a week.
Volunteer visits last one and a half to two hours and are weekly.
Footcare volunteers offer about four hours per month.
IT Skills sessions are charged by the hour, and are usually booked for one or two hours.
What can I expect from Age UK Mid Devon?
It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in, but usually there is an application form, followed by an informal interview.
Most volunteer roles require references and a DBS check.
We hold volunteer inductions to welcome you to the organisation and give you an idea of our services.
We provide any training required for the role at no charge.
All volunteers are supported by a staff member, and will have regular contact.
There will be opportunities to take advantage of further training.
What else you can do to support us
Take part in a fundraiser
Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? From sponsored walks, to parties, skydives and bake sales, fundraisers on any scale are great for raising awareness and funds.
Get your colleagues involved
Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.