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Age UK Wigan Borough relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?


Apply to volunteer

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.

Current Volunteering Opportunities 

Bright Days Programme

We need several volunteers throughout the week to assist with sessions and activities across the community, which usually last between two to three hours. 

Information & Advice Service

Volunteers are needed to help maintain records and the service's database. The Team is also seeking volunteers to do home visits and assist people with completing forms. This person would need to provide their own transport. Training will be given.

Advocacy Service

Volunteers are currently required to assist with the Advocacy Service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, supporting people to have their views heard. 

Ambition for Ageing

If you are over 50 and live in Atherton, Leigh or Pemberton and are a good listener we would love to hear from you. Our Peer Research project involves asking a series of informal questions to more isolated older people to learn more about their perception of their community and offer signposting support to other services if they require it. We ask that you be available for a minimum of 2 hours per month. We are also seeking people with IT experience to share their knowledge with people in the Atherton, Leigh and Pemberton areas.  You don't need to be an expert!


We are seeking people with practical skills to support our Handyperson service in the community, or help with odd jobs in our office.


To see a volunteer speaking about his experiences, click here.

Contact us

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