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We are currently looking for volunteers for:

Telephone befrienders
Home befrienders

Retail Outlets
Egremont - Wednesdays
Cleator Moor - Saturdays
Whitehaven - Fridays
Cockermouth - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Wigton - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Workington - Saturdays

Fill out the online form or download our application form and send it back to us when completed.


Volunteer Online Application

Do you understand the commitment as a volunteer and are willing to dedicate some of your free time to Age UK West Cumbria regularly?
Please select the days you will be available to dedicate your time.





Gender Identity
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
Employment Status
Ethnic Origin
Age Range
Have you any convictions (including spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974)?


Do you have any medical conditions we need to be aware of, or that might affect your volunteer work?


Are you able to provide 2 referees now? (They must not be relatives or your partner(s))

Referee 1

Referee 2


Confidentiality code of practice The following notes on confidentiality are issued to all staff and volunteers of Age UK West Cumbria. 1. All information concerning users is CONFIDENTIAL 2. Information must NOT be disclosed to anyone other than in the following circumstances:- 2.1. with the users and/or referrer’s consent 2.2. to work with others in the service (voluntary or paid), to the extent needed to enable them to carry out their work. 2.3. to others involved in care work with the client, to the extent needed to enable them to carry out their work. Examples are Health Workers, Social Workers, other Voluntary Organisations. 2.4. in exceptional circumstances when the need to protect the health and welfare of the user or another person overrides the user’s right to confidentiality. Under these circumstances the Chief Executive or Service Manager only may authorise the disclosure. 2.5. when disclosure is required by law. 3. Information supplied by a Doctor or another Health Worker should not be disclosed to the user without the professional’s consent. 4. whenever you are not sure whether information should be disclosed, you must consult your line manager. I confirm that I understand and agree to abide by the Confidentiality Code of Practice and Policy statement.
I declare that the information given on this form is to the best of my knowledge and belief true and complete.

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.