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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. Some of our volunteers help out at our hub, keeping information up to date or greeting clients. Others volunteer in the community visiting older people in their home visits to help 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.

Social Club Volunteer

Social Club volunteers support our Wednesday morning social club at the Hub in Chingford Mount. This will include setting up the room, making tea and coffee and chatting to older people.

Download our role description to find out more.

Meet and Greet Volunteer (Social Club)

Our Meet and Greet Volunteer (Social Club) supports our Wednesday morning social club at the Hub in Chingford Mount. They staff our reception desk during the hours that the Club is running and provide a warm and welcoming environment to those arriving at the Hub.

Download our role description to find out more.

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.

"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: 0208 558 5512


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