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Age UK Sandwell relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

 


Volunteering Case Study

Age UK Sandwell Volunteer J is a Sandwell resident that joined us in November 2020 at 16 years of age! Click for more...

At the time he was looking for full time employment and was keen to gain some experience to support him in applying for jobs. J had been supporting his grandmother during the pandemic with shopping and keeping in touch on the phone whilst she was shielding and so understood what older people were going through during lockdown and was passionate about helping in any way he could. After initially getting involved in our Christmas Campaign, J, now 17, went on to support us with holding focus groups with older people for our digital project in Sandwell and supporting our activities programme by co-delivering a weekly social group. J has recently gone on to secure a full time job and has continue to support us in his free time.


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?

We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

Please note: For insurance purposes you need to be aged 18 years or over.

Depending on your interests and experience, you could find yourself helping us as:

•Information & advice advisor
•IT tutor
•Fundraiser
•Community event helper
•Activity leaders and helpers
•Translators
•Shop staff - Volunteer helpers are needed for work in our charity shop on the border with Birmingham at Hamstead (near Great Barr).

To find out more email us at volunteering@ageuksandwell.org.uk or call us on 0121 437 0033

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.

Please note: due to insurance restrictions we are unable to accept candidates under the age of 18.

Email the Volunteering Team

Any questions? Feel free to email the Volunteering Team at volunteering@ageuksandwell.org.uk

Contacting the volunteering team and form download.

Thank you for considering volunteering with Age UK Birmingham.

Above is only a small number of the volunteer roles available so get in touch to see if there is a role suitable for you. We are also looking for IT Support Volunteers, Administration Support Volunteers and other voluntary roles at our HQ at Stratford House, or maybe you just would like to help us raise money and awareness? 

You can download the electronic version of our volunteer application form (in .docx format for word processors). If, however, you need us to send out copies in the post please either email volunteering@ageukbirmingham.org.uk or call our main line on 0121 437 0033.

You can also contact our Volunteering Manager with any questions or queries on volunteering with us by telephone, text message or WhatsApp on 07967611630

 

Click here to download a
Volunteering Application Form

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?

    We have regular events such as sponsored walks, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.

    Fundraise for 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.

    Get your workplace involved