Age UK Trafford relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.
Who can volunteer?
Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.
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.
Information and Advice
Answer telephone calls and face to face enquiries from members of the public. Training given. Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week.
Work on our reception desk, answer reception telephone calls and welcome personal callers Act as triage/signpost to our other services Training given. Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week.
Dementia Day Support
Work in our dementia day care service in either Urmston, Sale or Timperley. You will work with paid staff to support the mental and physical independence of people with dementia. Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week.
Act a support to run our activities, these are:
- a men’s activity group – requires 2.5 hours afternoon twice a month
- Line Dancing – 2.5 hrs afternoon once a month
- Coffee Morning - 1.5 hrs every Tuesday morning
- Health Walk – 2 hrs afternoon once a month
Work as an assistant to paid staff in our retail shops at either Ashton on Mersey or Sale Moor. Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week
General admin tasks like typing, photocopying, stuffing envelopes etc. Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week
Silver Surfer Tutor
Help older people to use a laptop or a tablet by running one of our five-week courses. Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week
Home Library Volunteer
Help provide older people across the Borough who are housebound with books from a local library.
Minimum commitment Required: 1 x 3hr session one week-day each week
Get Connected Volunteer
Help by making a telephone call to an older person to support them to use the tablet so they can maintain contact with their friends and relatives and enable them to join in with the “virtual” activities and events in their local area.
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.