The help and support we provide to older people in Tameside would not be possible without the hard work, dedication and talent of our volunteers.
Our volunteers are all ages, and come from all walks of life and help us in many different ways.

Age UK Tameside has a long tradition of volunteering. We believe volunteers give our services that little bit extra added value.

We have been providing care, information and support services to older people since 1974 and credit our success to all the wonderful people who work and volunteer with us, making sure older people get the much-needed services they deserve in later life.

We understand that volunteering is about giving but it can also open doors for you to learn new skills, meet new people, build confidence and feel more connected to your community.

“My doctor recommended I volunteer for Age UK. Best decision for me - I haven’t looked back. I really love it and my life has definitely changed for the better.”  Age UK Tameside volunteer

 

We recruit volunteers three times a year in April, August and November – but with year-round recruitment for driver and passenger assistance roles.  All you have to do is complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest Form, telling us a bit about yourself, your skills and experience and the volunteer role that interests you the most.

 

Submission dates are:

  • Friday 20 April 2018
  • Friday 17 August 2018
  • Friday 9 November 2018

We have the following volunteer roles available:

We also regularly need drivers and passenger assistance volunteers.

 

Once you’ve completed and returned your Volunteer Expression of Interest Form, we will invite you for a group interview – a chance for us to get to know each other.

 

At Age UK Tameside, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a worthwhile experience to all our volunteers. This is what you can expect from us:

  • A two-day induction training programme looking at some of the issues for older people and how best we can support them.

  • On the job training so you feel confident to undertake tasks.

  • A warm welcome from all the staff at Age UK Tameside.

  • Any specialist training paid for by the charity.

  • A “buddy” to support and guide you in your volunteer role.

  • Out of pocket expenses like bus fares and mileage.

  • A chance to attend two volunteer celebration events each year.

  • A chance to make a real difference to older people in Tameside.

  • A challenge where every day is different.

And at the end of the day a “thank you” for all your hard work!

 

For more information, please contact Rosemary Kemp: