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Age UK North Craven wants to say thank you, not to just its volunteers but also to all those volunteers who have been working hard during the Covid-19 crisis. You have all been amazing! πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

If this has been your first time volunteering in your communities and you have found it rewarding, you many want to consider when your role ends coming to volunteer with Age UK North Craven. There are many volunteer roles to choose from such as helping in the shops, digital inclusion, driving minibuses, befriending people who are lonely, helping with the admin to name a few.

We are particularly looking to attract some younger volunteers and for those who are looking for Work Experience to go on your CV, or are taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, there are some great opportunities to discover your hidden talents.

If you would like to find out more please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Barbara Harrison on 01729 823066 or email: bharrison@ageuknorthcraven.org



Apply to volunteer

We appreciate that people volunteer for a variety of reasons, bringing with them unique skills, experience and attributes. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you!

You could volunteer:

  • As an individual
  • As part of a group
  • On a long-term basis
  • For a one-off project or event

Volunteering has lots of great benefits. As a volunteer with Age UK North Craven, you could experience all these great benefits:

  • Make new friends
  • Develop new skills
  • Be part of a fun and caring group of people
  • Use your skills to help others
  • Support older people in your community
  • Build up your confidence
  • We love to celebrate our volunteers and their hard work

Please contact us on 01729 823 066 and we will be happy to meet with you to discuss our current opportunities and the sort of commitment you are able to offer. You can also apply to volunteer online.

Current volunteering roles with Age UK North Craven

  • Befriender

    Could you help by being a  Befriender, either in person or by telephone?

    What do we ask from you?

    • A commitment to volunteering for at least one year
    • Completing references, online training, an interview and an ID check
    • Making a weekly call for 30 minutes at a regular day and time

  • Become a Digital Buddy

    Help and support older people in the local community on how to use their mobiles, laptops, i-pads or even their normal telephone....

  • Volunteer Car Driver

    Using your own car, you'll provide essential door-to-door transport for older people who have difficulties using public or other forms of transport.

  • Volunteer minibus driver

    This role supports our local shuttle service and day trips, helping older people get around and enjoy days out.

  • Volunteer courier

    As a volunteer courier you will be supporting the minibus drivers and customers who use our trasnport services, helping them to get to where they need to go.

  • General Helper

    To help with the Shop and sorting.  Happy to lift heavy items and generally clear and move items within and outside the shop and premises.

  • Volunteer Knitter

    Have you got some knitting skills? We could use your help to make knitted hats and items for window displays.

    I'm a Volunteer Knitter

  • Volunteer Admin

    Have you got Admin skills?   It may be from filing, photocopying or general office duties.

  • Furniture Re-use & Recycle Volunteer

    To work alongside the retail team to prepare / repair donated goods for sale in our shop.

    I can repair furniture

  • Retail Assistant Furniture Shop Volunteer

    To work as part of the retail team to promote sale of donated goods through our shop.

    I can be a retail assistant

  • Ebay packer and postage assistant

    Packing and Posting sold Ebay items and maintaining records of the same.

    I can be a package assistant

  • Ebay helper

    Help and assist our Ebay account.

    I can be an Ebay helper

  • Monday Club Volunteer

    Help us provide a varied menu of activities and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for older people to meet together and enjoy each other's company

    I can be a monday club volunteer

  • Unsure

    If you are unsure of what you want to do or haven't seen a volunteer role that suits you. Or you have some skills that aren't mentioned in the current list. Please ring us to and chat.


What our volunteers say 

"I was new to the area and through my volunteering with Age UK North Craven I've met so many new people."

"I love what I do ... you get so much back."

Read about our annual volunteer celebration

Group of older volunteers talking together