Every charity relies on people and an income in order to function, and Age UK Solihull is no exception. By far our biggest contributor is from our volunteers, all giving their time and experience free of charge. You too can support us by becoming a volunteer.
We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available including:
Befriending
Transport of using own vehicle
Assistance with applying for attendance allowance
Administrative help
Charity shops
Trading office
NEW - Winter Warmth Advice Volunteer*
NEW  - eBay distribution assistants
NEW - Fundraising and events
NEW - Tin collection volunteers
*For Winter Warmth volunteering please contact Teresa by emailing teresa.mosedale@ageuksolihull.org.uk
Expenses are reimbursed.
Will I enjoy it?
Whether you have retired or want to try something new, want to give back to the community or have just begun your career and want the experience of working with older people, volunteering could be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.
How much time will it take?
The timing of the work is a matter to be negotiated between you and your client for your mutual convenience. Some services allow you to dip in and out, others require a regular commitment. We hope there will be something to suit everyone's availability.
Will I be properly supported?
You will be joining a large and growing team of volunteers delivering services directly to older people throughout the borough. In return for your valuable time and commitment, you can expect good quality support from staff, training opportunities and a chance to meet other volunteers and give feedback to staff.
What's the procedure?
When you start, you will be supported through an induction programme, where all volunteers receive information on best practice in confidentiality and communication. You will also have a chance to go through travel expenses claims, ID badges etc. Depending on which service you join, you may have a further induction period during which training is more intensive, or regular updates as often as necessary, and you may go on visits with an established volunteer.
You will also receive a Volunteers Handbook which contains the rules and guidelines you need to ensure the clients you help receive the maximum care and benefit from your efforts. It is vital that everyone involved with Age UK Solihull acts in a professional manner and understands the requirement for firm policies about such things as confidentiality and safety, and the procedures to follow that ensure smooth-running services, with the minimum of complications.
I'd like to find out more
If you would like more information and a chat about the services that particularly interest you, please telephone us for more information. For our Volunteer Application Form, please download below:
Volunteer Application Form
You will then have a chance to meet the Service Co-ordinator for the service that interests you for an informal interview to make sure both sides are happy to go forward. We always apply for references, and some roles may require Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
We very much hope you will decide to join us at Age UK Solihull and find challenges, comradeship, new skills and a sense of achievement.
Thank you for your interest in our work.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sue Webb on 0121 704 7843
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Every charity relies on people and an income in order to function, and Age UK Solihull is no exception. By far our biggest contributor is from our volunteers, all giving their time and experience free of charge. You too can support us by becoming a volunteer.

Volunteer Experiences

Volunteer Co-ordinator - Sue Webb, 0121 704 7843 (Tuesdays & Thursdays only) or email volunteering@ageuksolihull.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Age UK Solihull are seeking volunteer drivers to transport clients to clubs and activities on a weekly basis. If you have 2 or 3 hours to spare, please get in touch.

 

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available including:

  • Befriending
  • Transport of using own vehicle
  • Assistance with applying for attendance allowance
  • Administrative help
  • Trading office
  • NEW - Winter Warmth Advice Volunteer
  • NEW  - eBay distribution assistants
  • NEW - Fundraising and events
  • NEW - Tin collection volunteers
  • Charity Shops - No vacancies until further notice (updated: 04 May 2017)

Expenses are reimbursed. 

Will I enjoy it?

Whether you have retired or want to try something new, want to give back to the community or have just begun your career and want the experience of working with older people, volunteering could be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.

 

How much time will it take?

The timing of the work is a matter to be negotiated between you and your client for your mutual convenience. Some services allow you to dip in and out, others require a regular commitment. We hope there will be something to suit everyone's availability.

 

Will I be properly supported?

You will be joining a large and growing team of volunteers delivering services directly to older people throughout the borough. In return for your valuable time and commitment, you can expect good quality support from staff, training opportunities and a chance to meet other volunteers and give feedback to staff.

 

 

How do I apply?

When you start, you will be supported through an induction programme, where all volunteers receive information on best practice in confidentiality and communication. You will also have a chance to go through travel expenses claims, ID badges etc.

Depending on which service you join, you may have a further induction period during which training is more intensive, or regular updates as often as necessary, and you may go on visits with an established volunteer.

You will also receive a Volunteers Handbook which contains the rules and guidelines you need to ensure the clients you help receive the maximum care and benefit from your efforts. It is vital that everyone involved with Age UK Solihull acts in a professional manner and understands the requirement for firm policies about such things as confidentiality and safety, and the procedures to follow that ensure smooth-running services, with the minimum of complications. I'd like to find out more.

If you would like more information and a chat about the services that particularly interest you, please telephone us for more information. For our Volunteer Application Form, please download below:

Volunteer Application Form

You will then have a chance to meet the Service Co-ordinator for the service that interests you for an informal interview to make sure both sides are happy to go forward.

We always apply for references, and some roles may require Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

We very much hope you will decide to join us at Age UK Solihull and find challenges, comradeship, new skills and a sense of achievement.

Thank you for your interest in our work.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sue Webb on 0121 704 7843 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) or email volunteering@ageuksolihull.org.uk

Further information