Age UK Rotherham currently works with many volunteers. These people are essential to the work of the organisation and it would be true to say that we could not provide our wide range of services without their support.
Volunteering can be a way of putting your skills to good use. This could mean anything from helping in a day centre to arranging for emergency heating for an isolated older person. Everybody has something worth sharing and volunteering can be a way of realising this potential.
What can volunteers expect from Age UK Rotherham?
Although not always necessary, we can provide training that is specific to your volunteer role which can help develop your own skills and knowledge relating to older people.
Volunteers are guaranteed the support of Age UK Rotherham staff and are not expected to deal with situations with which they feel unable to cope. The key to volunteering is that volunteers are able to define the type of work they feel able to undertake.
How do I get involved?
You can read our role descriptions, talk to a member of our staff, fill in a volunteer registration form or pop along to one of our volunteer drop in sessions. Our drop in sessions take place on the second Monday of every month between 1pm and 4.30pm at our Galax Business Centre main office - no appointment is necessary.
I've filled in a registration form, what happens next?
Once you've filled in a form it will go to the member of staff responsible for the role you are interested in. We will then invite you to come and see us to discuss the role and we'll tell you more about volunteering with us and make sure it's the right role for you.