Put your spare time to good use and help make a difference

If you are thinking of volunteering for us we'd love to hear from you

Tel 01908 240450

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.

We rely on around 450 volunteers (December 2017) 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 (133 KB) print out, fill in and post to us

Application form (Word doc 67 KB) can be filled in electronically but needs to be saved then emailed or printed out and posted to us.

Meet new people and make a difference

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.

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.
 

Give something back to your community

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.

  • volunteering is a great way to stay active
  • expand and share your knowledge and experience
  • learn new skills
  • make good use of your free time
  • gain valuable experience for your CV and an NVQ qualification in Retail or Social Care
  • community involvement is great for improving your social life
  • work as part of a team and feel you belong to a nationally appreciated charity
  • feel good about putting something back into the community
  • and have fun!

Just a few of the ways to volunteer

  • visit an older person at home on a regular basis
  • put together flat-pack furniture at our Kiln Farm store
  • welcome visitors to reception at The Peartree Centre
  • help prepare and serve meals at one of our lunch clubs
  • sort and steam clothes at one of our charity shops

Young people and students

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.

Interested in fashion and marketing?

We need creative, enthusiastic volunteers to help us display the stock at the Gallery Boutique in our Kiln Farm furniture store.   If you have a passion for fashion, would enjoy using your own initiative to get creative on the shopfloor and would like to gain experience of good customer service, why not get in touch A year of volunteering for a morning or afternoon every week in our store would look great on your CV!

Enjoy being creative, learn a lot and help us raise funds

Ring Tara Bell on 01908 240450 for an informal chat.

Application form (133 KB) print out, fill in and post to us

Application form (Word doc 67 KB) can be filled in electronically but needs to be saved then emailed or printed out and posted to us

Please download and print out an application form using the link above.   You can choose to print out a PDF or the Word document.  If you prefer, the 2016 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

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