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Age UK Trafford relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

 

Apply to volunteer

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?

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.

Volunteer Roles

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.

Reception

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.

Activities Support

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

Shop Assistant

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

Admin Volunteer

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

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.