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Volunteers Needed for Walking Group

Walk Leaders and Walk Assistants needed for our new project – Walks with People with Dementia from the Live Well Hub in Thornaby.

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to volunteer to help us provide services to older people.


Volunteering opportunities at Age UK Teesside include:      

  • Social activities
  • Short walks and exercise classes
  • Arts and crafts groups
  • Advice and information services / administration support

Is there an age limit & how much time must I commit to giving?

 Volunteers must be aged over 18, but there is no upper age limit, other than for drivers who must be under 70. You can commit as many hours as you wish from a minimum of two hours per week.

Can I claim expenses?

All reasonable travelling expenses incurred in carrying out your volunteering duties will be re-imbursed.

Are you interested in volunteering at Age UK Teesside or in learning more?

Call Janet Murphy on 01642 805500 or email

Details of opportunities to work as a volunteer at Age UK Teesside volunteer will be posted here. If no specific opportunities are listed but you are interested in volunteering we would still like to hear from you.

Further information

Help Age UK Teesside by volunteeringWe are always pleased to hear from anyone who wishes to volunteer to help us provide services to older people.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.

Current volunteering vacancies

Volunteer Fundraiser


  • Seasonal fundraising at events and exhibitions
  • Distributing and collecting fundraising tubs
  • Raising awareness in schools and communities

Befriender Volunteer

The purpose of this role is to offer support and friendship, through positive one-to-one relationships, to older people in their own homes.  The aim of the befriending role is to enable older people to achieve outcomes which are meaningful to themselves by facilitating social interaction, building self-esteem and confidence.  We also hope to motivate clients to access social activities and services in their community. 

Location and duration:

At service users home or in an Age UK Teesside group setting. Address to be given when Age UK staff introduce volunteer to their service user.  Minimum volunteering required is 2 hours per week.

This role involves:

  • Call in and visit with an older person in their own home
  • Assist with daily living tasks;
  • Accompany clients on short walks, outings or activity groups.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Planning/Organising
  • Communication Skills

The following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity are:
Essential: Enthusiasm, reliability, flexibility, outgoing personality, good listening skills.
Desirable: Previous experience working with older people.

*A DBS check will be required for this post.

Our projects are varied and we are certain that whatever interest, skill or time you have to give, one of of our projects would benefit from your contribution.

You can help us with:

  • Administration
  • Befriending
  • Supporting
  • Catering
  • Driving
  • IT skills
  • Marketing
  • Retail


Download a Volunteer Application form