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Volunteers are crucial to the work we do.

Without their generosity in donating their time and expertise, we would not be able to give the older people of Norwich the opportunity to live healthy and active lives, and improve their quality of later life. 

Why Volunteer? Volunteering is good for you. It makes you feel good. And if you feel good, you pass on your positive energy to those you are helping.  Volunteering with us gives you the chance to:

  • Learn new skills and enhance your CV
  • Share your knowledge
  • Stay active and involved
  • Socialise and make new friends
  • Meet people and learn from their life experience
  • Above all, make a difference to people’s lives and your community 

Who can volunteer? Almost anyone can be a volunteer. Most of our roles are for those 18 and over and we have a wide range of volunteering roles which suit different people and different skills. Most of our volunteer roles are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and we do ask for two references before you can start volunteering for us. 

How much time do I need to give? No matter what your time commitment, interest or skills, we will have a role which would benefit from your support. Each role will say how much time is involved and we can be flexible and work around you and your committments.

How do I find out more? All our current roles are listed below.

If you would like to discuss volunteering with us, please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator by email at or call 01603 496333

Volunteer Roles

Take a look at our current volunteer roles available. We frequently advertise new volunteer opportunities so please check out this page on a regular basis. Most of our volunteer roles are subject to a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.

Active Befriender

Can you be the spark to re-ignite an older person’s’ later life? We need volunteers to support older people to help with positive changes to make the most out of later life.


Full Role Profile

Telephone Befriender

Can you offer someone a friendly voice to help them feel connected and less lonely? We need volunteers to let people in later life know there is someone there for them.

Our Telephone Befriending is a service designed to help ensure regular contact is given to those who need it most and we can know that they are safe and have everything they need. Being called on a regular basis makes a real difference to the way a person feels about themselves and will help to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, letting them know they are not alone.

Full Role Profile


Arty Party

Can you organise and run this monthly club and help enhance the well-being of participants in a fun and supportive environment.

Full Role Profile 

Veterans Recall, Military Reminisce - Volunteer

Can you organise and run this monthly club. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with people directly in the community, and for those who would like to help enhance the well-being of participants in a supportive environment.

Full Role Profile 

Riverside Multi-Games Volunteer

We currently host a weekly session for clients which includes games for them to enjoy such as Archery, Boccia, Snooker, Darts, Table Tennis and Kurling followed by time to socialise with refreshments.This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with people in the community and for those who would like to help encourage social interaction in a fun and supportive environment. Knowledge and experience gained through this opportunity may be transferable for those looking to develop a career in community support, coaching and care.

Full role profile 

Lunch Club Volunteer


Walking Football

You will need to be enthusiastic, welcoming and empathetic to help clients feel comfortable about participating, whatever their level of physical fitness or previous experience of playing football or
other team sports. 

Full role profile

Menopause Wellbeing Volunteer

We are seeking dedicated volunteers who are passionate about women's health, eager to make a positive impact in the community and to offer assistance during the workshops and exercise classes.

Full role profile 

Apply for all our volunteer roles

What else you can do to support us

  • Take part in a fundraiser

    Fundraising for Age UK Norwich is a great way to have fun and make new friends and help make a difference to the lives of older people in Norwich. 

  • Get your colleagues involved

    Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.