Age UK Tunbridge Wells relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community.
Would you like to lend a hand? Find out about our volunteer opportunities available below and apply today by completing the contact form.
Volunteers are vital to our work - we couldn't run our services for older people without their help and kindness.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community.
People volunteer for various reasons, but most do so because it gives them a great sense of achievement – that they have brightened up someone else’s day!
- It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life
- You'll be giving something to your community
- You get to be part of Age UK Tunbridge Wells volunteer team
- Our volunteers can tell you themselves how rewarding it really is
- Experience a real sense of achievement
Who can volunteer?
Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.
Some people volunteer because they have retired and wish to utilise their spare time. Others, like students, volunteer to gain hands-on experience and to learn about different types of disabilities, such Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinsons and various other forms of mental health issues.
However, volunteering is not restricted to any profession, everyone is welcome to apply and there is no need for any experience. We provide assistance and continuous support to all our volunteers, including various training which may further their careers.
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.
There is no 100% commitment policy we expect from you, don't forget this is your time and you are in control of it.
Volunteering roles with Age UK Tunbridge Wells
Dementia cafe support
Our dementia cafes are here to help enrich the lives of people living with Dementia. As a volunteer under this service, you will be able to help us in creating a safe and calm environment for people living with dementia to meet others in a similar situation.
Generic Day Centre support
Do you enjoy interacting with older people? If yes, then why not volunteer at our day centre and get involved within the day care service which includes chatting to clients, assisting clients to engage in activities and leading group activities (games, crafts etc).
Dementia Day Care support
Would you like to help champion those living with Dementia by offering support to help older people remain independent and part of their chosen community? If yes, then why not volunteer at our day centre assisting within the dementia day care service. Through this role you will help clients to engage with others and activities as well as on a one to one basis.
Befriending in your community
Could you visit or call a lonely older person? Help us fight loneliness in Tunbridge Wells by becoming a befriender.
Become a delivery driver
We're looking for delivery drivers to help with our community hot meals service. Please note, you will need access to your own car to volunteer for this role.
Giving information and advice
Could you help us to provide vital information and advice to older people in Tunbridge Wells?
We're looking for digital buddies to help older people get online and carry out tasks such as sending emails and online shopping.
LGBTQ+ Befriending in your community
Help us fight loneliness in our LGBTQ+ community by becoming a befriender. Our matching system will put you in touch with an older person who has a similar background and interest as you.
We are currently not taking on any more volunteers for this project.
The Write Partnership is a wonderful addition to our befriending services which aims to match older members of our community with pen friends. We are currently not taking on any more volunteers for this project, however you are still able to join as a client. For more information click the link below.
Reception & admin
Are you an organised individual who enjoys working with people? We're looking for a receptionist to help with day to day administrative tasks and answering calls at our day centre in Tunbridge Wells.