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Age UK Solihull staff and volunteers helping at the Knowle Fun Run 2023

Current opportunities

We are currently looking for volunteers to help at the following events:

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - bucket collection

We are marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Saturday 15 June with a Collection Day in Touchwood shopping centre, alongside some performances from local choirs.

We are looking for volunteers to come and hold a bucket for a couple of hours, collecting donations to help us to support vulnerable older Solihull residents, while raising awareness of WEAAD (find out more here).

Exact timings are tbc, but we hope to be in Touchwood for most of the day, with volunteer shifts being around 2 hours each.

Please email or leave a message on 0121 704 7842 if you are interested in helping and we will provide further details when they are confirmed.

Carol and Giulia helping at a collection day at Birmingham International Railway Station

Like most charities, we need to raise much needed funds to help pay for our services. As well as receiving funding from sources such as the local authority, trusts and foundations and gifts in Wills, our fundraising team organise community events and activities throughout the year, with the aim of not only raising money, but also to engage with the local community and raise the profile of the charity.

Volunteering for fundraising doesn’t mean raising money yourself (although if you want to that’s fine!), but helping out at events and with campaigns.

It is ideal if you don’t want to commit to a regular slot each week or have a full-time job, which means you can only help now and again.

Opportunities include:

  • Joining our Fundraising Committee to help us to organise fundraising events and activities
  • Helping at one-off events – e.g. meeting and greeting guests, selling raffle tickets, making teas/coffees, helping out on a stall
  • ‘Stuffing’ envelopes – for example, our twice-yearly newsletter
  • Finding homes for collecting cans (visiting shops, pubs, clubs etc. to ask if they will take a can and collect when it’s full)
  • Office work – from time to time we have projects that we need help with such as internet research, data inputting or managing spreadsheets.

Apply to become a Fundraising Volunteer