Age UK Wigan Borough relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Are you able to lend a hand?
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.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
We have the following vacancies for volunteers.
Help with Admin
Volunteers are needed to help maintain records, keep our database up to date help with sending out mailings. Knowledge of basic computer systems is helpful. Ideally you would come into the office on a weekly basis.
We need people to help staff the reception desk, answering the phone, dealing with queries and taking messages. Experience of working on phones is helpful. You should be able to come into the office at least once a week for a morning or afternoon.
We need people to help with activities on the phone or Zoom such as quizzes. We are beginning to open up our activities in the community and in time will need people to help make refreshements, greet people etc.
We are shortly starting walking football sessions in Leigh and need people to help support the sessions, ensuring everyone gets involved, providing refreshments and chatting to participants.
We need people to go out with one of the Handypersons to help on jobs where two people are needed. You will need practical skills and should be available once a week on a regular basis.
Information and Advice - we need people who would be willing to train to support people to fill out benefits claim forms. Currently all our work is done over the phone so you would be based in our office.
We have full Covid risk assessments for all areas of our work and provide suitable PPE where needed.
It can take a little time to get involved in volunteering with us as we need to take up references and do a DBS check. We will do our best to keep you informed during this time.
To see a volunteer speaking about his experiences as a befriender, click here. Note: this is not a service we are currently running.
If you would like to support us as a volunteer, please ring 01942 615880 or contact us through the website.
For more information about any of these volunteering roles, contact us.