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Age UK Wandsworth relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. 

Please read the information pack here to find out more about the roles we offer and how to apply.

 

Our volunteering roles

  • Community Engagement

    We're looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to work alongside our wonderful community engagement team. Volunteers will help to facilitate activities and events across the borough, including our digital inclusion drop-in sessions, coffee mornings, LGBTQ+ group and future activities to include a gardening club and walking group. Click on the link below for more information and details of how to apply.

    Become a Community Engagement volunteer 

  • Befriending

    Last year, our incredible Be-a-Friend and Befriending Plus volunteers gave 11,563 hours of their time to support vulnerable older people in the borough. The premise is simple - each volunteer is matched with a local older person to meet weekly at the older person's house for a cup of tea and a chat. Your support can help an older person to regain their confidence and reduce feelings of loneliness, and you'll make a friend for life!

    Become a Befriending volunteer 

  • Digital Inclusion Programme

    Help us tackle digital exclusion in this rewarding volunteer role by supporting older people to use their devices at our friendly drop in digital inclusion sessions. From helping someone to make their very first Zoom call, supporting them to write their life story on Microsoft Word or helping them book an appointment online, it's a unique way to use your skills to give back.

    Become a Digital volunteer 

  • Day Centre

    From time to time, we may advertise volunteer roles or opportunities at our day centre, the Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre, where we support older people, adults with dementia, and adults with disabilities between 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. This could include supporting our dementia groups, or providing a hairdressing or nail care service as a treat for our service users.

    Become a Day Centre volunteer 

  • Fundraising

    Looking for a unique way to get involved with Age UK Wandsworth? We are currently looking for enthusiastic and motivated volunteers who can spare some time to help with our fundraising activities. This is a great opportunity to take on an active role and use your skills and connections to help to change local older people's lives for good.

    Become a Fundraising Volunteer 

  • Office Support

    We're looking for organised, friendly and professional volunteers to join our fab team of staff and volunteers in our office on Old York Road. You'll be working first hand with older people who drop into our office for advice on money, care and housing. Whether you're answering the phones, carrying out admin tasks, or performing benefits checks under the supervision of our staff, it's a fantastic way to give back to your community.

    Become an Office Volunteer 

How do I apply for a volunteering role?

To apply for any of the roles advertised, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and the Equalities Monitoring Form below and return them to volunteering@ageukwandsworth.org.uk.

Volunteer Application Form

Equalities Monitoring Form

I would like to find out more before I apply

You can get in contact by emailing volunteering@ageukwandsworth.org.uk if you require further information.

Our office and phone lines are open between Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm. You can call 020 8877 8940 or pop in at 549 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, SW18 1TQ between these hours for an informal chat with the project coordinator about what the role entails.

FAQ

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people, skills and time commitments

You must be over 18, live or work in the London Borough of Wandsworth and be able to volunteer without children or pets. You must also be prepared to attend a face to face interview with the Project Coordinator 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 will 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 get?

Volunteers need to complete an online Safeguarding training before they can start their role. 

Will there be ongoing support once I have started my role?

All volunteers receive ongoing support from the coordinator for the project that they are volunteering for, and are encouraged to contact the coordinator with any worries, concerns or questions. Volunteers also receive invitations to our events, including our annual volunteer party, optional specialist training sessions and other social events.

I have submitted my application form and have not heard 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 application form

You could also contact your referees and remind them to send through their references if they haven't already done so.

Can I provide feedback about my volunteer role?

Some of our roles ask for short monthly feedback forms to monitor the progress of the clients. If you want to provide more general feedback, please contact your service coordinator.

Get in touch

Need some further information on volunteering? Get in touch today and we can help you find the perfect role for you.