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Join Age UK Sheppey as a volunteer and help us deliver the much needed and highly valued services to older people in Sheppey. 

Volunteering roles with Age UK Sheppey

Age UK Sheppey are always pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to volunteer to help us provide services to older people.

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities on offer and your role as a volunteer can be as varied or as simple as you wish.  Find out more about our volunteering roles.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved and do something rewarding for both yourself and your local community! It's also great fun and is an excellent way to meet new people, experience different environments, make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy life, all while supporting 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 roles.  Some roles will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities on offer and your role as a volunteer can be as varied or as simple as you wish.

We are looking for Dementia Support volunteers to support us in our delivery of services across Sheppey.

Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia - that’s one in six people over 80. We offer community-based support services for people living with dementia and their carers to improve their quality of life.

Dementia, for those who live with it and for the people who care about them, can be a lonely and frightening illness. It can also cause issues with confidence, preventing people from continuing to do the things they enjoy.

Our dementia support services are designed to help those who live with dementia to keep up the lifestyle they enjoy for as long as possible, and to offer some comfort and support when they’re facing unfamiliar or difficult situations.

Volunteering is an excellent way to support people with dementia and be part of a friendly and enthusiastic team.

If you are interested call Jim on 01795 662562 or email

Receptionist Volunteer’s Wanted

Age UK Sheppey are looking for an Receptionist Volunteer to help, with time to spare between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday The role involves providing a welcoming and accessible environment to all visitors and callers to Age UK Sheppey, through helping to cover the front desk, answer telephones refer on and take messages and take card payments.

Positive, can-do attitude with willingness to undertake a variety of tasks.
Team player with good communication skills.
Patience and empathy with older people, especially talking to them on the telephone.
Previous experience of working in an office environment would be beneficial, although training and support will be provided.

Our Aim
We believe that helping our clients can be hugely rewarding, and want our volunteers to gain experience, and be proud of what they achieve while with us. To this end, we offer ongoing support, and hope volunteers will always feel free to contact one of our team to discuss any matter which will help them during their time with us.

A DBS check will be necessary, and we can organise this for you.
If you are interested in joining our team, then please feel free to contact us. Please call Jim on 01795662562 or email

Receptionist Volunteer

For Further Information and an application form Please call 01795662562 and ask for Jim or email to

We are truly blessed with the most amazing volunteers and are so thankful for all their support 💙
#volunteers' week 2021

Find out more about volunteering with us

Call 01795 662562 or email:

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.

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    Become a Friend of Age UK Sheppey

    Becoming a Friend of Age UK Sheppey is a great way for your organisation to assist a local Sheppey charity and is easy to join.