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

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 

Because of the current Covid 19 situation, we only have limited vacancies for volunteers.  This will enable us to get our core services up and running and then review the situation about how to safely involve additional volunteers. These are all based in our office in Wigan.  We have a full Covid risk assessment and procedures to ensure that the office is as safe as possible.

Information & Advice Service

Volunteers are needed to help maintain records and the service's database. Knowledge of basic computer systems is helpful.  Ideally you would come into the office on a weekly basis.

Reception Desk

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.  In particular, we are seeking people to come in each week for at least one afternoon (1-4.30pm).


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.

Contact us

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