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Age UK Richmond upon Thames relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. It's a great way to learn new skills and meet new people. Would you like to lend a hand?

 

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?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

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.

Current volunteer opportunities at Age UK Richmond

  • Telephone Befriender Volunteer

    Please click on the vacancy title in blue for more information about the role.

    Could you spare some time to help our Telephone Befriending Service which supports older people who are lonely and isolated with a friendly chat.

  • Whitton Social Centre Kitchen Volunteer

    Please click on the vacancy title in blue for more information about the role.

    Could you spare some time on a Tuesday or Friday to help out at this busy social centre, preparing and serving lunch to our members?

  • Nightingale Service Volunteer

    Please click on the vacancy title in blue for more information about the role.

    Nightingale is a free short-term service for those leaving hospital or who have become unwell in the community. We are looking for volunteers to join our team to help particularly with bulky furniture moves and/or keysafe installations.

  • First Contact Support Volunteer

    Please click on the vacancy title in blue for more information about the role.

    Our Information and Advice Service is looking for volunteers to help support our First Contact helpline. If you enjoy speaking to and helping people over the phone or are looking to gain work experience then get in touch to find out more.

  • Welfare Benefits Quality Monitoring Volunteer

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    Our Information and Advice service is looking for a friendly volunteer to call our clients and request feedback about the service they have received.

  • IT Support Volunteer

    Please click on the vacancy title in blue for more information about the role.

    A rewarding role offering informal IT help and support, such as enabling older people to use smartphones and tablets.

To enquiry about volunteering opportunities, please email Natalee White, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator on natalee.white@ageukrichmond.org.uk

We've a range of opportunities to volunteer across our services.

What else you can do to support us

  • Take part in a fundraiser

    Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? You may be taking part in a challenge, like running a marathon, where you can raise donations for us or you could create a specific event, like a cake sale and support us!

  • 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.