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Age UK Sheffield relies on volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life to help us in our vital work. Could you join us?

We do amazing work with over-50s throughout Sheffield – but we can’t do it without the support of volunteers like you.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in our Sheffield 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.

Please note that, because we work with some vulnerable people, you should allow time for Diclosure and Barring Service checks and an induction programme before we will allow you to work with older people.

Here are some of our volunteer roles. If you'd like any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: or fill in the application form below.

Customer Service Volunteer

Are you sociable and able to deal with a wide range of people? Join us as a volunteer in our Age UK Information and Advice service. You will learn new skills, be part of a supportive team and have the satisfaction of helping many vulnerable people. 

In Touch Volunteer/Befriender

Could you regularly visit or telephone an older person at risk of social isolation? Could you take someone out for a coffee or for a short walk? You could make a huge difference to someone who is experiencing loneliness.

Wellbeing Centre Activity Volunteer

Could you chat or read the paper with someone living with memory loss or dementia? Maybe help with art, music or baking sessions? Could you play pool? At our Wellbeing Centre in Norfolk Park we help people living with memory loss & their families to live a full life.

Environmental Volunteer

Could you be part of a team to help clean up your local area? It just takes a bit of teamwork to create an environment we all enjoy. If you can spare a couple of hours or so come along to pick up litter, clear the leaves, maybe bring a flask and a sandwich. We are especially looking for volunteers in the Dore and Totley area at the moment. Please email or call 0114 250 2850


Could you help us raise much needed funds? Could you run a pub quiz? Host a coffee morning? Join a fun run or help us out at one of our fundraising events?

Collection Tin Volunteer

Could you drop off and collect collection tins for Age UK Sheffield? This would be in different locations around the city such as shops, cafes and pharmacies. You could meet a range of interesting people and develop your social skills and confidence while doing vital work for a charity that continues to support local older people.

Volunteer Veteran

We are looking for volunteers with an interest in the military or, who may themselves, be veterans. The role is flexible and could involve some home visits, telephone support and encouraging individuals to strengthen their social network.

Promotions Volunteer

Do you enjoy speaking to older people on a one to one basis? Do you have the social skills to promote the Age UK services, such as Information and Advice or Befriending, that make a difference to the lives of vulnerable older people? You would represent Age UK at various stalls and locations city wide chatting and distributing our information leaflets. 

Volunteer application form