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Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers. 

You are especially appreciated during these difficult times and we hope to see you again soon.

#VolunteersWeek 2020

Covid-19 update


Thank you to everyone who has got in touch offering to help older people during the current difficulties.  We have updated our processes in order to keep you and the older people we help safe during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Fill in our application form and return it to the Volunteers Co-ordinator - choose the option below that is easiest for you
  • All new volunteers (except in our shops) will need to be DBS checked, which we will do for you
  • Please send copies of any relevant documents to us by email
  • We are currently arranging online interviews so that can "meet you", on Facetime, Zoom, Skype or whichever works best for you

Fill in our online application form

Volunteer application form to download and open with Microsoft Word (74 KB)

Volunteer application form as a PDF to download and print out (221 KB)

Please email the Volunteers Co-ordinator with any queries

  • Keep safe, follow the local government guidelines.
  • If you do not already have a DBS certificate we will need to apply for one, which will inevitably take time.
  • Please be transparent in what you do, make sure someone else knows what you are doing.

Thank you for helping your local community

Find a role that suits you

  • Welton Day Centre

    Can you help at our small day centre in Welton Village Hall near Daventry?  We need caring, patient people to help us provide an enjoyable, fun day for our clients at the day centre.

    If you can help serve light refreshments, encourage and enable people to join in gentle activities so that they get the best out of their day with us, we'd love to hear from you.  No personal care is involved.


  • Receptionist

    We a need a friendly, reliable person to cover the reception desk at the William and Patricia Venton Centre in Northampton.  Can you help us every Friday 9am to 12 noon, greeting visitors, answering the telephone and taking messages.  No experience necessary, in fact, this is a great way to get experience of office work for your CV.

  • Fundraisers

    Are you an outgoing person who would enjoy motivating students at the University of Northampton to take part in fundraising activities and raise funds for us?  We need a keen fundraising volunteer to come up with innovative and engaging ways to raise money and promote the charity.  Meet new people and gain valuable experience for your CV.

  • Retail

    Do you love charity shops?  Would you enjoy sorting donations into saleable items and recycling?  Come and join the friendly team at our lovely charity shop in Kingsthorpe in Northampton.  If you can spare a morning or an afternoon a week, Wednesdays or Fridays, please get in touch.  Our shops raise vital funds for the charity and are a great place to gain work experience or put your spare time to good use. 

  • Telephone Befriender

    Are you a friendly, caring person who would like to make a difference to a lonely older person living in Northamptonshire?  As a telephone befriender you can make a huge, positive difference to someone who is feeling isolated. Could you ring someone on a weekly basis to have a friendly chat and provide a listening ear?  

  • Walking befriender

    We need caring people, in Northampton only, to accompany an older person on a short walk near their home.  If you believe in the benefits of fresh air and gentle exercise, this is the role for you. Sometimes people lose their confidence because of a fall or some other event in their life.  We will pair you with an older person so that you can provide gentle encouragement and the support that is needed for them to enjoy going for a short walk every week.

  • Finance

    If you have experience of office work or accounts we need you in our Finance Department at The William and Patricia Venton Centre in Northampton.  Can you spare a morning or an afternoon every week to help our team with simple reconciliation work?  Your valuable experience can help a local charity (us!) to provide support to older people in Northamptonshire.  Or this is an excellent opportunity for you to gain useful experience that will look good on a CV.

  • Fill in our form

    Please get in touch - we're always looking for volunteers who can make a difference. Click on the blue button above to fill in our online form or download a PDF or Word version and send it back to our Volunteer Co-ordinator Alicia Cubitt.

    Application form to download and open with Microsoft Word (74 KB)

    Application form as a PDF to download and print out (221 KB)