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Befriending volunteer

Thare lots of opportunities to volunteer for Age UK Suffolk.
Saxon House, Bury St Edmunds – Assistance with data inputting required.
Advisor Service
East (Babergh, Ipswich, Mid Suffolk or Suffolk Coastal districts)
Supporting our information and Adviser team in the local community
Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Beccles, and Lowestoft – visiting befrienders
Across Suffolk – telephone befrienders
Benefits Advice - Countywide
Charity Shops
Felixstowe, Bury St. Edmunds, Stowmarket (afternoons), Sudbury and Lowestoft Retail Assistant,
Ipswich Furniture Shop Assistant – Saturday am/pm
Ipswich Stock Donations Assistant based at the Furniture Shop
Day Service
Bury St Edmunds – Oasis Centre
Kessingland (Marram Green) Activity Assistant, Kitchen Assistant and day service volunteers
Ipswich (Foxhall) – Kitchen Assistant
Dementia Service
Aldeburgh, Beccles, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Ipswich, Kelsale, Leiston, Martlesham and Southwold. To support
our ‘Forget Me Not’ groups and events.
Food ‘n’ Friends
Across Suffolk but particularly Woodbridge - A chance to help reduce loneliness and enabling older people to
spend time together. Providing a meal/refreshments for up to 6 older people in your own home.
Fundraising, Events and Marketing
Across Suffolk - Fundraising and events volunteers
Local Links
Across Suffolk -In own Community
Volunteer Navigators
Lowestoft (Kirkley) – 1 vacancy - supporting people with long term health conditions.
Please contact our Volunteer Team for more information. Call 01473 298684

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for Age UK Suffolk:



Visiting Befrienders for clients in Kesgrave and Rushmere St Andrew, Felixstowe and Shotley Peninsula.

Telephone Befrienders across Suffolk

Events Volunteers for our Pop-up Big Chinwag, every 3rd Friday of the month 1:30pm-4:30pm in Kesgrave.


Community Links

Community Link Volunteers across Suffolk.


Day Service - Chilton Club, Sudbury

Day Service Volunteer 


Information & Advice Service 

Information and Advice Volunteers to support our office based team in Claydon with telephone answering, data keying and administration.  


Fundraising and Marketing Events across Suffolk

Volunteers to assist with serving tea and refreshments, running a tombola and simply chatting to guests at our monthly Pop Up Chinwag events in Kesgrave, Woodbridge, Wickham Market, Beccles, Southwold and Needham Market.

Please see our Events Diary  for a list of our upcoming fundraising events, contact us for more info!  

(Page updated 20th May 2019)

Trustee Vacancy

We are looking to strengthen our Board with new Trustees who have proven and significant achievements on their work areas.  In particular, we are seeking to increase our expertise in Finance, Fundraising and the Care Industry however we would also be interested in applications from individuals who have previously held Trustee/Board positions or feel they have relevant experience to offer. 

As the population of older people in Suffolk grows, our services are needed more than ever so you will have an opportunity to make a difference when it is needed most.  As a Trustee you will oversee the performance of the charity during challenging times and use your knowledge and expertise to help drive forward our strategy to ensure the charity is able to meet the growing needs and challenges facing our ageing population.

Please do not hesitate to call Cathy Paxon directly if you wish to speak to an existing Trustee or if you have a question about the selection procedure on 01473 298681.

Download the information pack

Contact the Volunteer Team for more information

Call us on 01473 298684