Age UK Wakefield District values the time and commitment of its volunteers and acknowledges their positive impact on the services we provide for older people. Volunteering is a fulfilling, satisfying and creative experience.

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You can help to meet the needs of older people by volunteering to support the services we provide.

Volunteering roles

We have a number of volunteering roles available at Age UK Wakefield District.

View our volunteering roles

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for big-hearted, open-minded people who are good listeners and reliable team-players. We need people who are self-motivated and those who are enthusiastic. Most of all, we want people who can have fun and who enjoy working with and caring for others.

If you have some or all of these qualities, there is a role for you to play at Age UK Wakefield District.

What skills or qualifications do I need?

You can use existing skills at Age UK Wakefield District and develop new ones. It does not matter if you do not have particular skills as there is something for everyone. However, training and full support is available for all volunteering roles.

What can you gain through volunteering?

  • New and transferable skills
  • Relevant training
  • Up to date references
  • A new challenge
  • Personal development
  • Job satisfaction
  • Confidence and experience
  • Make new friends

Expenses

Although volunteers are not paid, we will do our best to meet your necessary expenses, and make sure that helping us costs you nothing but your time.

What happens next?

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our office in Bank Street and we will send you a Volunteer Recruitment Pack.  Once we have processed your application and obtained references we will invite you to come in and discuss volunteering roles which may be suitable to you.  Some volunteering roles require a DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service) to show if there are any previous criminal convictions preventing the applicant from working with vulnerable people.  If this is the case we are happy to help with the DBS application process.  We will also give you an insight in to our Organisation and its services and will ensure that you have all the training and information needed to be confident to volunteer with us.  If you have any questions throughout the volunteering application process, you can call anytime and speak to the Volunteer Manager.

For more information about joining out team, please contact the Volunteer Manager.