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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Age UK Surrey. We are an independent local charity and we rely on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. We would love to hear from you if you would like to lend a hand.

In addition to our regular volunteer roles which will continue when it is safe to do so, during the Coronavirus outbreak we have the Volunteer Shopping Service and Check in and Chat telephone befriending.

The Volunteer Shopping Service is for people who need essential items and we can also help with collecting prescriptions.  It is a free service and available to older people who are not be able to access online food deliveries or go to the shops because they are staying home to keep safe. 

Although we have had to suspend our home visiting Befriending Service at this time in Waverley, Guildford, Runnymede and Spelthorne, we are now offering a new service -  Check in and Chat - to people across the County. One of the best ways of helping someone during this unsettling time is by just keeping in touch at a regular time to suit you.   We are able to offer this service through the support of volunteers, who we match, with people who would like a call.

 

I would like to know more about volunteering

Every time you lend a hand, you are helping to change the lives of older people in Surrey.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers ideally will have their own transport, especially for the more rural areas, willing to travel 5-15 mile radius of their homes. All volunteers need to be over 18 years.

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.

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.

  • Get your colleagues involved

    Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.

If this isn't your cup of tea

there are so many other ways you can get involved, and in doing so, supporting older people in Surrey