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Volunteers play a vital role in Age UK Sutton's work

Volunteers have always supported us to deliver essential services in a variety of different ways. Since the start of the pandemic, we have continued to rely on our brilliant volunteers to help provide companionship, reassurance and support vulnerable older people in Sutton. 

However, we always need more people to help! Can you spare 30 minutes a week? If so we’d love to hear from you. Please look at the roles below and feel free to contact the Volunteering Team if you have any questions.

Would you like to lend a hand? 

Apply to volunteer 

  • Wellbeing Telephone Befriender

    Wellbeing Telephone Befrienders make regular phone calls to older people to provide companionship and support, check on their wellbeing and help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to help make a difference to the lives of older people in Sutton. It is also a great way to learn new skills, develop existing ones, meet new people and support the work we do in the community.

Who can volunteer?

Any-one over the age of 16 can apply to volunteer. We have an application process which involves an application form, interview, references and in many cases a DBS (criminal record check). For some roles, we need volunteers to have particular knowledge, skills or experience so the recruitment process also helps us to match volunteers with the most appropriate roles.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give 30 minutes a week, other people do more. We do also sometimes need volunteers to support with occasional and one-off opportunities.

Enquiries about our volunteer roles

If you have questions about the above roles that have not been answered here, then please do send us an email, and we will be happy to help. You can also find more contact details on the Contact Us page of this website

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.

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