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We rely on around 460 volunteers who put their spare time to good use

Join us and make a difference in your local community

Call us on 01604 611200

Covid-19 update


Thank you for all the kind offers to help and support older people during the current difficulties. In order to keep you and the older person you're helping safe you must complete our volunteering application form.

As a responsible organisation we have to comply with normal government legislation and will need some details from you before you can volunteer.

Useful advice from Voluntary Impact Northamptontonshire

  • Keep safe, follow the government guidelines.
  • You don’t need a DBS check if just dropping off shopping, but you will do if you are doing anything else or dealing with a vulnerable person.
    For a DBS check you would need to be working or volunteering with an organisation, following their rules and processes and have an induction.
  • Be transparent in what you do, with someone else involved in checking what you are doing.

Get things started by filling in our online form

Making the first step to become a volunteer is easy. Just fill in our short form and click Submit at the end.

Volunteering roles with Age UK Northamptonshire

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.  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.

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.  You will need to be 18 or over.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give a morning a week, other people do more.

Read Anne's story

Anne Williams loves providing friendship and a listening ear to three older people by ringing them for a regular chat.

Read Rae's story

Rae Phillips enjoys making a difference to older people who have just come out of hospital.