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As an information and Advice volunteer, you could help provide free information and advice on a wide range of issues affecting people in later life.

What do Information and Advice volunteers do?

Our volunteers are key members of our team, we value any time you can give and aim to tailor your commitment to suit the time you have to offer.  You need to have good communication and empathy skills. We have a variety of roles that could suit you, from being an outreach worker and visiting customers, to be being an outcomes collector.

Can I choose what I do?

Yes, after discussions with you, we do our best to match your interests and skills with current opportunities.

You can view the variety of volunteer roles Information and Advice offer. 

Information and Advice Volunteer Roles

Do I need skills or qualifications?

Most of our roles do not require qualifications and we will give you the training that you need. You do need to have good communication and empathy skills. Volunteers are key members of our team. We believe that providing appropriate training and support is essential in making our volunteers feel valued and in enabling us to deliver a high quality service.

What you will get out of volunteering

  • Gain work experience, enabaling you to transfer the skills you gain
  • It's a great way to make a real difference to someones life
  • You'll be giving something to your community
  • Be part of Age UK West Sussex's Information and Advice team
  • Volunteers tell us that helping vulnerable elderly people is really rewarding
    • Marilyn, our volunteer says:-
      • I get to learn lots of things just by listening to the advisors
      • It gets me out of the house
      • Its interesting
    • Brenda, our volunteer says:-
      • Interesting to learn about all the help that is available to people
      • Its nice to get feedback when you have helped someone
      • Stops me from getting old!
      • Enjoyment in helping people

Apply to volunteer