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We salute Di Payne who celebrated 35 years of volunteering for us in 2020.

As a trustee she has attended many meetings and has raised thousands of pounds for the charity.  And she has also had a lot of fun!

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COVID-19 update

14/10/20

Thank you for all the kind offers to help and support older people during the current pandemic.  In order to keep you and the older person you're helping safe you must complete our Volunteer Application form (see below).  As a responsible organisation we have to comply with normal government legislation and will need some details from you before you can volunteer.

  • We need volunteer befrienders
  • We need volunteers to help in our shops

Please read these notes on how to keep yourself and the older people you are supporting safe.

Safety procedures (127 KB)

Our volunteers keep the charity going

Volunteering for a charity is not just about working in a shop.  There are many ways your time and effort can help a local charity so please get in touch.  Ordinarily we rely on around 390 volunteers (June 2020) who put their spare time to good use.  They enable us to provide services and support to thousands of people living in the borough of Milton Keynes every year.  And we hope you will get something out of volunteering too.

Fill in our online application form

Application form (138 KB) to download and print out 

Application form (68 KB) to download and open with Microsoft Word

Please download and print out the application form that suits you.   You can choose to print out a PDF or the Word document.  The Word version can be filled in electronically by typing in the grey boxes.  But you must save it so that it can be emailed to us or printed and then posted.  Or call us on 01908 550700 and we will send you a form in the post for you to complete and return.

Meet new people, learn new skills


Being a volunteer gives you a regular activity to look forward to each week and you will meet new people and gain useful experience that looks good on your CV.   Being a volunteer can help you get a bit of confidence and life-experience by doing something new.  And you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing something useful.

Give something back


Whatever your age, talents or interests we are sure to find something that you’d enjoy doing and which would help us.  Maybe you feel it is time to give something back to the community where you grew up; maybe you need work experience because you are hoping to go back to work.

Students and young people

 

If you are a young person not in education, employment or training (neet) becoming a volunteer can help you in many ways. You can use your skills, experience and energy to brighten the lives of older people.

We welcome young people still at school and can arrange  work-placements or voluntary work that can count towards a Duke of Edinburgh award.  Most people volunteer for a minimum of a morning or an afternoon a week, but get in touch and we'll try to arrange hours that suit you.