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Are you able to lend a hand?

Every day, in so many ways, our volunteers give their time and effort to make an incredible difference for older people. Without them, we couldn't be here when we're needed most.

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Benefits of volunteering with us

Volunteering is extremely reward click the link to find out more.

Be there when a lonely older person needs to talk. Be part of your community and provide vital support for older residents. Be inspired to raise money so more older people can get the help they deserve and need. Whatever you choose to do, and however much time you have to give, you'll be making an incredible difference for older people at a time in their lives when they need help the most.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

  • Enquiries

    Be a part of a rewarding team that helps provide advice to people over the age of 50 and their carers. Some tasks include answering the phone, providing helpful information, and signposting to relevant services. Knowledge of basic computer systems is helpful. Ideally, you would come into the office in Wigan on a weekly basis.

  • Bright Days Activities

    You will be working in our community and with people over the age of 50 who attend our weekly activities such as choir, ukulele, luncheon clubs, etc. You will provide a warm welcome and carry out tasks such as making drinks, preparing food and chatting!

  • Handyperson Admin

    We need someone to help with general admin and answering the telephone enabling the Handyperson Service to run smoothly and efficiently. Knowledge of basic computer systems is helpful.

  • 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 in Wigan and willing to come in at least once a week.

  • Fundraising

    We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to organise fundraising activities to raise money for Age UK Wigan Borough. This role is flexible to your interests as you can choose how you would like to fundraise for us. You may organise a bake sale, music night, and/or take part in our annual Big Knit Campaign. You will help maximize Age UK Wigan Borough’s fundraising potential and success.

Can’t find a suitable vacancy? Call us on 01942 615880 for a chat about how you could help out, as we always have lots of new opportunities arising.

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.

Contact us

For more information about any of these volunteering roles, contact us.