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Age UK North Yorkshire Coast & Moors relies on volunteers, allowing us to deliver vital services to the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support our work in the local community. Almost anyone can be a volunteer, and you are free to put in as much time as you feel comfortable with.

If you want to volunteer, but you do not have any idea how, or what position you want to start in, do not fret; we have many non-specific or unique roles, and you can always change your role if you want something different. Training is always provided, and it is not just your skills or experience that we consider. What are your interests? Do you have specific experience that you want to gain from working with us? Do you require references or training to support your employability? We can help you whilst you help us, and we will provide extra support for people with difficulties or low confidence. It is our intention to always give reassurance and a safe environment for those working with us. Furthermore, if you want to take advantage of your specific skillset, you can call us to see if there is a match, even if you do not see one listed here.

Not all of our volunteer roles are the same either. Beyond our shops and delivery drivers, beyond our office and receptionists, we have many services that require extra hands. We have advice providers (informing people about issues such as social housing, social care, and benefits). We have Befrienders, and those who go out with the elderly or bring shopping for them. We have Social Prescribers, offering telephone contact for those in need. We have volunteers offering tech-support, helping with admin roles, and much more. When we have agreed upon something for you to try, we will attempt to match you with people of similar personalities to ensure a perfect fit.

We conduct DBS checks on all prospective volunteers, which only contain details of criminal convictions and cautions. The Disclosure and Barring Service exists to help any employer keep their staff, customers, and clients safe, by giving the employer access to information that allows for informed hiring decisions.

Interested? This is what you do next!

Before going further, we recommend that you look through "Our Services" to better understand us and what what we do. If you have questions, or would like to hear more, please contact us. We may have opportunities, both voluntary and paid, that might prove a better fit for your interests and skills. If you share our vision, please register your interest by leaving your contact details, and any questions you might have, with us. We will then arrange to talk with you at the earliest possible convenience. The fast and easy way is to use our online contact form: click the button on the right to get started.