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Volunteers help hundreds of older people in Northumberland each week, dedicating their time to the services that people rely on - would you like to lend a hand? 


If you could give just a little time each week to help someone who is lonely or who needs a helping hand, there are a number of volunteering opportunities available in Northumberland and we would love to hear from you.

About Volunteering

Why volunteer?

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

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

How much time do I need to give?

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

Get involved

Click on the link to find out more about some of the great ways that you can volunteer.

Some ways you can get involved

  • Provide information and advice

    Information and advice is a confidential service which plays a crucial role in improving the quality of life for older people. Could you provide important information and advice to help older people in your community?

  • Support local services

    Make the most of your skills to help improve the lives of older people in your community. There are opportunities in lunch clubs, day centres and at our centre for older people in Ashington.

  • Volunteer at events

    Over the year, Age UK Northumberland delivers and participates in a number of fundraising events that generate vital funds to support our services for older people. We need volunteers to help at these events.

  • Become a brand ambassador

    Would you like to help older people in your local community? We're looking for ambassadors to spread the word about Age UK Northumberland and the services that we offer to help older people enjoy later life.