We rely on over 450 volunteers who put their spare time to good use
They enable us to provide vital support to over 10,000 older people and their families every year
There are many ways to volunteer
We need caring, reliable Volunteer Befrienders who can visit an older person on a regular basis for a friendly chat.
Meet new people, gain valuable work experience and have fun while helping us raise funds.
Our Volunteer Advocates make telephone calls and deal with paperwork to try to ensure an older person's voice is heard.
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.
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. We rely on around 450 volunteers (January 2018) who put their spare time to good use. They enable us to provide services and support for over 10,000 older people, and their families, in the borough of Milton Keynes every year. And we hope you will get something out of volunteering too.
Application form to print out, fill in and post to us.
Please download and print out an 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 240450 and we will send you a form in the post for you to complete and return.