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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:

Information & Advice Service 

Info Hub Office Volunteers supporting our office based team in Claydon with telephone answering, data keying and administration. 

Home visiting advisors to assist with disability benefit claim forms. 



Visiting befrienders for clients in Kesgrave and Rushmere St Andrew

Telephone befrienders across Suffolk

Befriending Assistant Volunteer to support our Befriending Coordinators at the Claydon office

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


Charity Shops 

Felixstowe  -Please contact us for available shifts.



Carr Street or Prince of Wales Drive Home Stores

Home Store Volunteer -  Mon-Sat shifts 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm 

Delivery Van Assistant - Flexible role available for one day a week or more 

Stock Processing / Donation Sorting Volunteer - Wednesday am 

Carr Street Charity Shop

Shop Volunteer – Please contact us for available shifts


Bury St Edmunds 

Shop Volunteer - Wednesday am, Thursday and Friday am and pm.



Home Store Volunteer  -   Mon-Sat shifts 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm 

Delivery Van Assistant - Flexible role available for one day a week or more 



Combs Ford Home Store

Home Store Volunteer– Mon-Sat shifts 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm 

Delivery Van Assistant - Flexible role available for one day a week or more 


Ipswich Street, Charity Shop

Shop Volunteer– Various opportunities throughout the week



Shop Volunteer - Weekday afternoons and Tuesday & Thursday am


Dementia Service

Volunteer to support our ‘Forget Me Not’ group in Woodbridge. 


Fundraising Events and Marketing

Ongoing events across Suffolk – please contact us for more info!


Our latest volunteering opportunities are also listed on the Volunteer Suffolk website 

(Page updated 10th July 2018)

Contact the Volunteer Team for more information

Call us on 01473 298684