Age UK Wandsworth relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?
Volunteering roles with Age UK Wandsworth
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. You must be over 18 and be able to volunteer without children or pets. You must also be prepared to attend a face to face meeting with both the Volunteer and Project Co-ordinators during office hours, undergo a full DBS check and attend training where appropriate.
I already have a DBS. Do I need to go through another check?
We would usually need to carry out a new DBS check unless you are signed up to the DBS Update Service and have a certificate for an Enhanced Adults check.
What training will I have?
You will be offered training in safeguarding and wheelchair use (where appropriate). You will also receive a full briefing and ongoing support from your service coordinator.
I have submitted an application form and not heard anything back
We send replies to everyone who has applied via email. If you haven't heard from us, it may be worth you checking your Junk folder for our reply. Alternatively, you could resubmit your application making sure to avoid the following common errors:
- Incorrect email address (personal or referee/s)
- Referee/s provided are partners or family members
- Referee/s provided have not known you for longer than a year
- Incomplete or illegible applcation forms
You could also contact your referees and remind them to send through their references if they haven't already done so.
It's really important to us to hear what's going well and what we could improve so please feedback to us using this form.
What else you can do to support us
Take part in a fundraiser
Could you help us raise vital funding? You could take part in one of our fundraising events, such as our pub quiz, or you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale or sponsored run.
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.