Age UK West Cumbria 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 West Cumbria
Volunteer & help make a difference to older peoples lives in your local community!
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Could you help us to provide vital information, advice and support to older people in West Cumbria?
Support socially isolated older people to connect or reconnect with their communities
Help us to support older veterans to maintain their independence & stay connected with their community
Help us to support as many people as possible to access local services & activities
By donating your time as a volunteer for Age UK West Cumbria you can help us to support your local community.
Volunteering is a great way to:
- Use your skills and learn new ones
- Meet new people and make friends
- Have fun and gain confidence
- Be part of a team
- Gain valuable work experience
- Help make your community a good place to live
"it has helped me gain confidence and I enjoy it!"
"I think it offers the opportunity to learn and improve, not only your own life but also to help others"
Who can volunteer?
Almost anyone aged 16 or over can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.
How much time do I need to give?
It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give a couple of days a week, some give a couple of hours a month depending on your availability and preference.
How do I become a volunteer?
We rely on volunteers to help us deliver our services to older people in West Cumbria. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.
All volunteers with Age UK West Cumbria can expect:
- Full support and training
- Social Activities
- Choice of locations
- Full reimbursement of expenses
Satisfactory references are required. Some roles may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
How to get involved:
Contact us for an application form or Download one here:
Email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and complete your form and return it to any of our centres.
If you would like to get involved, or would like more information please contact us.
Call our Helpline: 08443 843 843
What else you can do to support us
Take part in a fundraiser
Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We have regular events such as sponsored walks, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.
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.