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Volunteering for Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering

We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with our response to the coronavirus pandemic, see below for more information .

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While we are not immediately able to offer you other volunteering opportunities, we’re constantly developing and expanding our services to meet the evolving needs of older people in the area. This means we may be in need of additional volunteers in the weeks ahead. Please do check back for any new opportunities as they arise, and thank you so much for thinking of us.


Induction training is currently taking place on Zoom on a monthly basis.

We are in need of volunteers to help out at our Wanstead Activity Centre which is now open. We need volunteers who can spare 1 day a week for around 4 hours to help at Front of House serving lunches, taking bookings and helping to clear up. Please do contact us if you are interested.

Email: helen.watson@ageukrbh.org.uk





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?

The minimum age for volunteering is 18,and almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills. The most important criteria for being a volunteer is to be able to COMMIT your time, as this helps us to deliver our services efficiently.

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.

Other volunteer roles

  • Dementia Service Volunteers

    We need Intergenerational Volunteers for our Downshall School project. You will be supporting Health and Social Care staff in providing a range of activities in the school for older people with dementia. This role requires a DBS check and a commitment of 3 hours a week..

  • Di's Diamonds volunteers

    Our Di's Diamonds service offers a range of activities and outings currently in Havering. This is soon to be extended into Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge. Our volunteers help by hosting events such as coffee mornings, days out and lunch or dinner.

  • My Health Matters

    Age UK RBH is pleased to support the delivery of My Health Matters Service from 1st April 2021, building on the success of this community project which started in Havering in 2014 and has helped to improve the health awareness of local residents by recruiting and training Health Champion Volunteers.

  • Activity Centre Volunteers

    We need  fit and healthy volunteers to assist in the kitchen for 3-4 hours a week on an ad hoc basis. We also need volunteers at front of house to carry out a variety of customer facing duties. 


See more about our volunteers