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Firstly, thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with our team. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills & support the work we do in the community. You are an invaluable part of the work we endeavour to achieve & quite frankly, we couldn't do what we do without volunteers!

We have a variety of roles available for volunteers from visiting befriending to admin & kitchen assistants. Due to the nature of our business & working primarily with the elderly community, we have a process for the recruitment of our volunteers which includes;

 - Application Form
 - Informal interview
 - DBS check (for certain roles)
 - Reference checks
 - Induction
 - Training

This is to ensure our volunteers are right for the positions & to enable us to make the best match for the volunteer & the client.

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.

Do you provide training?
We offer an induction & training as well as ongoing support within your role.

Is there more information?
Yes, we have a welcome pack you can view here:

Welcome Pack

How do I apply?
The application form & equal opportunity monitoring form can be found here:

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Once completed, please email across to

Alternatively, you can hand deliver or post to:

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering
4th Floor
103 Cranbrook Road
United Kingdom

If you are unable to complete this form online, please email & we can arrange a pack to be sent out to you.

Please allow 7-10 working days from sending your applications for a response.

Telephone Befrienders Urgently Required!

We urgently require volunteers to assist with our telephone befriending service. To find out more, contact

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