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Age UK Waltham Forest relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you be able to lend a hand?

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Volunteers - we couldn't do it without you

Volunteers are vital to our organisation. Without volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to help and support older people in Waltham Forest in the way we do.

Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and connect with your local community.

"Being a Befriending volunteer has introduced me to people of all ages and from all walks of life that I would never have met otherwise. I have had a fantastic experience volunteering for Age UK Waltham Forest and have always felt fully supported in helping the older lady I visit. I definitely feel a stronger connection to the local community and the Waltham Forest area as a whole"

Volunteer Role Descriptions - expand the tabs to find a volunteering role to suit you!

Please note that to apply for a volunteering role that deal directly with clients you must be over the age of 18. If you have any questions please email us at

Just Connect Befriending Volunteer

Befriending volunteers offer companionship for housebound and/or isolated older adults in Waltham Forest. We ask volunteers to commit to visiting an older person once a week for around an hr for a period of 6 months.

Download our role description to find out more.

Information and Advice Volunteers

Our Information and Advice volunteers support our essential Information and Advice service in a variety of ways, ensuring that we can deliver a high quality and meaningful service across the Borough. Volunteers help out at our hub in Chingford, keeping information up to date or as the first point of contact over the phone. Others volunteer helping older people to fill in forms to claim certain benefits and allowances that enable them to keep living independently for longer.

Download our role description to find out more.

Meet and Greet Volunteers

Meet and Greet volunteers provide a warm and welcoming environment to visitors at a number of our services including our main office at 58 Hall Lane, South Chingford, E4 8EU and our Footcare Service in Leytonstone, Walthamstow and Chingford.

Download our role description to find out more.

Shopping Volunteer

Shopping volunteers regularly shop for those with a home address in the borough of Waltham Forest and are over the age of 60 and unable to rely on family or trusted friends for adequate support.

Download our role description to find out more.

Creative Knitting Volunteer

Creative Knitters use their knitting skills to produce a variety of items that will then be sold at community events to raise funds for Age UK Waltham Forest projects.

The Big Knit: every year we send thousands of little hats, knitted by volunteers, to drinks manufacturer Innocent who then put the little hats on their smoothie bottles. For each hat, Innocent donates 25p to Age UK WF, enabling us to continue our vital work. Download the role description form to find out more.

Download our role description to find out more.

Occasional Driver Volunteer

Occasional Driver volunteers transport isolated older people, without access to their own or public transport, to and from Age UK Waltham Forest events. This is an invaluable service that helps us tackle loneliness and enables more older people to benefit from our work in the local community.

For more information download the role description.

Digital Buddy Volunteer

Our Digital Buddy Volunteers provide 1-2-1 tech support in service users homes and community settings to help those 55+ make sense of all things digital. This advice aims to build older people’s skills and most importantly confidence around technology.

Download our role description to find out more.

Fundraising Volunteers

Fundraising is essential to enabling us to achieve our goal to support local older people to live fulfilling and independent lives. The funds we raise enable us to keep our vital services running and to start new ones. Our fundraising volunteers get involved in a number of ways - from helping on our fundraising stalls or at events in the borough to organising their own fundraising events.

Download the role descriptions to find out more.

We have two fundraising roles available:

Stall Volunteer (Fundraising)

Fundraising Volunteer (Events)

"Volunteering gives me a good sense of well being to know that I am making a difference (even in a very small way) to this elderly gentleman's life. It is an hour out of my week that I am happy to dedicate and I know there must be so many other people that would be willing to do the same if they understood how simple it was and how much of an impact it can have on an person's well being."

If you would like to volunteer, please apply now »

Already volunteering? Here is the existing Volunteers' page »

Contact our Volunteering team

Phone: 020 8558 5512


Office Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm.