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Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

Volunteering is a great way to share your life skills and experience. You can make an invaluable contribution to your local community.

We welcome a diverse range of volunteers from all backgrounds, abilities and ages. If you have some spare time and would like to make a difference to older people in the community then Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove would love to hear from you! Many activities that we run would not be possible without the support of volunteers.

As well as the satisfaction of knowing you are giving something back it can provide you with a feel good factor, adding to life’s many achievements, and will really make a difference to those whose lives you enrich.

Why volunteer?

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 and different skills.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give an hour a week, other people do more.


Join our 'volunteer army'

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities catering to individual's differing skills and abilities and we are certain to find you a role that you will enjoy.

If you are still not sure what you may be able to do, we would be delighted to discuss this with you.

If you have some time to spare each week and would like to help us make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for many local people, we would like to hear from you. Volunteers will receive support and training in their role.

Anyone interested in volunteering for us should contact Volunteer Manager, Richard Harris, ideally by email on or call 01273 021 620

Current volunteering roles

Choir Master/Mistress - Horsham

Choir Master/Mistress

To help set up and facilitate a new choir for our clients, main tasks include:

  • help plan and run a new monthly choir
  • teach the choir how to sing and enjoy performing
  • arrange music and songs for the choir to sing
  • help put together performances.

Based in: Horsham


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Gym Receptionist - Laburnum Centre, Bognor Regis

Gym Receptionist

As a receptionist, you will often be the first person someone will speak to when they arrive at the Gym. This will include staff, volunteers and the general public. Tasks include: answer the telephone. deal with enquiries and book appointments; deal with face-to-face enquiries; take payments; filing and support the Gym Instructor with office admin when needed.

Based at: Laburnum Centre, Bognor Regis (Monday - Wednesday)


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Sunshine Seniors activity assistant - Crawley

Sunshine Seniors activity assistant

As an Activity Assistant for our Sunshine Seniors club, you will be supporting our Staff to run the activities planned for the day in our busy hall. Tasks include: help plan, set up and implement daily activities, support our clients to take part in group activities (for example: quizzes, bingo, card games, arts & crafts), help provide a 1-1 activity (board games, cards, etc) and to help serve lunch or assist with refreshments if needed.

Based at Maidenbower Park (Crawley) on Thursdays between 9am and 2.30pm.

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Mens group facilitator - Crawley

Men’s group facilitator

To facilitate a small group of men in a small friendly pub to meet up in a laid-back informal environment. The group can be shaped to the needs of the client group and can be run as is convenient to the facilitator which could be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for up to 2 hours per meeting.

Based in Crawley

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Adur Volunteering Opportunities

Adur Volunteering Opportunities

We have a selection of amazing volunteering roles in the Shoreham, Sompting & Southwick area that you may be very interested in hearing about. Examples being; helping in the kitchen and serving food, bingo calling, supporting our warm hubs and assisting with staff led activities but more importantly, having the time to give to older people so that they have someone to talk and connect with. 

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Community Rainbow Neighbour - Brighton and Hove

Community Rainbow Neighbour

This role was developed to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ people at risk of loneliness and isolation and/or encourage more intergenerational connections within the community.

This role is delivered in partnership with Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard.

Roles based across Brighton & Hove.

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Home Visiting Support

Home Visiting Support

You will be supporting older people through weekly visits to their home. The role involves providing short term practical support to vulnerable adults including those recently discharged from hospital.

Roles based across West Sussex.

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Community Neighbour Volunteer - Brighton and Hove

Community Neighbour Volunteer

This role helps older people connect with the community post-pandemic - reducing loneliness and boosting health.

Role based across Brighton & Hove.

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LGBT+ Group Support - Horsham

LGBT+ Group Support

This new support group will bring people together to help alleviate social isolation and loneliness within the older LGBTQ+ community and to improve wellbeing through human connection and strength of community. 

You will facilitate the sessions and foster a safe, supportive environment for the participants - helping them to make conversation and connections, whilst ensuring the group is friendly and non-judgmental. 

Role based in Horsham.

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Mens group facilitator - Aldwick (near Bognor Regis)

Mens group facilitator

To facilitate a small group of men in a small friendly pub to meet up in a laid-back informal environment. The group can be shaped to the needs of the client group and can be run as is convenient to the facilitator which could be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for up to 2 hours per meeting.

Based at: Aldwick (near Bognor Regis)

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Event Buddy

Event Buddy 

To provide lonely and isolated people a lift and company to evening and weekend events.

Based at: various locations

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Meet and Greet Volunteer - West Wittering

Meet & Greet Volunteer

The role is designed to reconnect older people with their local neighbourhood, regain confidence and social connections. 

Based at: West Wittering Memorial Hall

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Dementia Daybreak services

Daybreak club volunteer

You will assist the Club Coordinator and Support Worker in the smooth running of the service.

This can involve but is not limited to, preparing refreshments for customers, supporting staff in the delivery of activities provided and supporting customers to have meaningful engagement.

You will assist in supporting people living with dementia and their carers. Training will be provided to help you within this role, however a having a caring, compassionate and patient disposition is essential.

Volunteers currently requied in Storrington, Bognor Regis and Haywards Heath.

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Gardening volunteer

Our team of volunteer gardeners ensure that the garden and borders at our Centres are well maintained to enable all our members and visitors to enjoy the beautiful outside space we have.

Gardening duties required at the Laburnham Centre, Bognor Regis, West Sussex and at the Burgess Hill Centre, West Sussex.

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Kitchen Assistant - Haywards Heath

Kitchen Assistant 

To assist the Senior Chef and Assistant Chef in the smooth operation of the Kitchen.

Location - Haywards Heath

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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.

    Fundraise for us 

  • 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.

    Get your workplace involved