Just a just a few hours of your time, could make a huge difference to an older person living in Norfolk. Age UK Norfolk is always on the lookout for volunteer workers – and what better time to take the plunge than in a week when Volunteer Recognition Day was celebrated on April 20.
This is a worldwide celebration of all who are working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material game. And the best way to take part is to involve yourself in a volunteer activity.
Volunteers are the lifeblood and backbone of Age UK Norfolk.  Last year over 290 people volunteered for this local charity and donated 39,550 hours of their time, of which 5,303 hours and 4,058 visits were spent advising older people on their finances and providing general advocacy.  
The success and efficiency of Age UK Norfolk’s services is dependent upon the people who generously donate their time, expertise and compassion, and there is currently an urgent need of new volunteers to be able to continue supporting older people living in Norfolk!
“At Age UK Norfolk we work hard to engage with older people and respond to their needs,” said Hilary MacDonald, chief executive of Age UK Norfolk. “Our support services reach out to those who need help and enable them to enjoy later life.  
“Last year our Information, Advice and Money Matters team secured over £4.2 million of benefits for vulnerable older people in Norfolk, and our advice line received 9,827 calls.  While our Befriending service supported 201 lonely people. These services would not exist without our volunteers!”
There are really no barriers to becoming a volunteer. Whether you're studying, retired or between jobs, volunteering for Age UK Norfolk is a great way to make a real difference to the lives of older people cross Norfolk. 
Do you love listening and talking? Would you like to support someone learning a new skill? Can you help give a vulnerable person a voice? Would you like to help us raise funds, give talks or help with events and marketing? If so, Age UK Norfolk would welcome you to join its volunteering team.  
No experience is necessary, and whatever your talents and interests, there is bound to be a voluntary opportunity where you can share your knowledge, make new friends and have fun! There is also the chance to learn new skills, build your confidence and gain important experience to add to your CV.
All volunteers are offered full training and will get ongoing support and advice from the volunteer management team. 
Call 01603 785 221 or check out the website www.ageuknorfolk.org.uk to find out how you can become a volunteer.

 

Two women chatting and looking at Age UK informationJust a few hours of your time could make a huge difference to an older person living in Norfolk. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood and backbone of Age UK Norfolk. Last year over 290 people volunteered for us and donated 39,550 hours of their time. The success and efficiency of our services is dependent upon the people who generously donate their time, expertise and compassion, and there is currently an urgent need of new volunteers to be able to continue supporting older people living in Norfolk!

There are really no barriers to becoming a volunteer. Whether you're studying, retired or between jobs, volunteering for Age UK Norfolk is a great way to make a real difference to the lives of older people across Norfolk. 

No experience is necessary, and whatever your talents and interests, there is bound to be a voluntary opportunity where you can share your knowledge, make new friends and have fun! There is also the chance to learn new skills, build your confidence and gain important experience to add to your CV.

All volunteers are offered full training and will get ongoing support and advice from the volunteer management team. 

Find out how you can become a volunteer

A volunteer's story: David Wakefield, Publicity Volunteer

A volunteer's story: Brenda Barnes, Money Matters Volunteer