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We are searching for passionate and caring volunteers to join our Community Cuppa at The William and Patricia Venton Centre, Astor Drive, Mount Gould, Plymouth.

Volunteering can make a difference to you, a huge difference to our clients and Age UK Plymouth.

The Role

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist to assist with raising awareness of the charity and support with our fundraising events and activities in Plymouth.

Types of work required include: assisting with organising events, responding to enquiries about events, researching and sourcing items for events, helping on event days and distribution of fundraising materials. You will be involved with activities, such as; Plymouth’s Running Festival, our own Step Out challenge, campaigns and more.

Ambassadors will also; promote Age UK Plymouth, who it supports and how it promotes choice, opportunity and independence in those aged 50+, those living with dementia and carers across the city. This can be to local groups, schools and the public. You will be signposting our services and making a difference to vulnerable people in our community.

Our ideal volunteer will be polite, reliable and have a friendly manner, be confident in talking to local groups and members of the public, have excellent communication and administration skills, be approachable, organised, have a happy to help attitude, enthusiastic, enjoy meeting people, and have a real passion about Age UK Plymouth and the work we do. We will supply you with all the information to help you excel and succeed.

Do you have the skills for the role? If the answer is yes then we would love to hear from you!

Responsible to

Tara Dale, Head of Fundraising

"Volunteers are key to any charity and as a volunteer Community Ambassador you will be able to connect with and support those in our communities who need our services the most. It’s a varied role and you will be not only be supporting our clients, but our teams and our fundraisers, really making a difference to people over 50, those living with dementia and carers in our city."

What will you get out of it?

  • You will make a positive difference to our clients
  • You will be a valued member of the team and be invited to our Volunteer Celebration event in June
  • You will develop and learn new skills
  • You will make new friendships
  • You will be part of Age UK Plymouth’s volunteer team
  • You will get specific volunteer role training
  • You can claim your travelling expenses to and from events


Meet our Volunteers!

Jane is 78 and volunteers at the Dementia Day Centre in Plymstock one day a week. After retiring from retail, Jane has now been volunteering with Age UK Plymouth for an incredible 17 years.

“I really like being with the team, the thing I enjoy the most is seeing the clients and spending time getting to know them.”

“It's lovely to help people, but it's also nice for me. Volunteering is a great way of meeting people and doing something good with my time.”

Additional information

When completing the application form please provide information about any skills, experience, hobbies, training that you have.

We provide full training which includes; safeguarding, dementia awareness training and digital training.

Please note that a DBS Certificate and suitable references are a requirement of this role but we will guide you through these processes.




Variable, some work from our Mount Gould Head Office