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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.

To enquiry about volunteering opportunities, please email volunteering@ageukrichmond.org.uk

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

Current vacancies with Age UK Richmond upon Thames

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees

    We currently have an excellent opportunity for a new Chair of Trustees to join our charity. We are looking for a dynamic Chair who is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable and isolated older people across Richmond upon Thames.

    The Chair of Trustees leads the board, ensuring that it governs Age UK Richmond effectively, in service of the charity’s vision and mission. The Chair leads in an inclusive way, supporting the board to work together well, and providing support and challenge to the Chief Executive. The Chair is also an ambassador for the charity.

    Application is via CV and a covering letter to be sent to our CEO gavin.shand@ageukrichmond.org.uk

    If you are interested in applying, the Chair / CEO would welcome a conversation with you beforehand to answer any questions if useful. Please also contact the CEO on the email above.

     

  • Welfare Benefits Visiting Volunteer

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

    We are looking for friendly volunteers who would be able to make home visits to our clients to assist them in claiming allowances and other benefits. Full training will be provided.

  • Whitton Social Centre Volunteer

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

    Our Whitton Social Centre is looking for a friendly volunteer to help with activities and refreshments on Tuesday afternoons 12pm – 3pm.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Welfare Benefits Quality Monitoring Volunteer

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

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

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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.