Age UK Wiltshire is local independent charity providing support to anyone over the age of 50 living in Wiltshire & Swindon who needs a bit of information, advice, extra support or friendship.
We rely on the support of more than 300 wonderful people who give their time and energy to help us provide our services.
Where possible, we will try and find you a volunteering role in your local area so you know that you're making a difference in your own community.
If you would like to join our friendly team - even for a few hours each month - we'll help you find the role that's right for you.
Why volunteer for Age UK Wiltshire?
The people who donate their time to support our work are highly valued by all our teams. Whether you are working directly with our clients in our Community Support or Information & Advice services, as Fitness & Friendship club helpers, fundraisers or 'behind the scenes', we aim to ensure your time with us is rewarding and enjoyable.
What's in it for you?
Giving up time to help someone in greater need is both rewarding and inspiring.
It can help you gain experience and improve your CV; it will enable you to meet new people and be part of a friendly team; it will allow you to hone existing skills through training and support from Age UK Wiltshire.
Why we got involved
Our volunteers share their experiences of volunteering with Age UK Wiltshire
Ready to start volunteering?
If you are ready to volunteer with us then the first step is to have a read of our volunteer roles handbook and complete our application form. This is how we first get to know you and understand what you want to get out of volunteering.
Our volunteering roles
Current Volunteer Vacancies - September 2020
We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following roles:
Information Receptionists - Read more about the role
We have vacancies in our Devizes office on Mon, Tues and Weds
Community Support Telephone Volunteers - Read more about the role
We have vacancies working from home
Information & Advice
Our Information & Advice volunteers work from our offices or in their community to provide information and advice to older people, their families and carers who contact us for help. They also provide our Information Reception at our Devizes office greeting people and giving general information.
Community Support volunteers provide support to socially isolated and vulnerable older people in their homes and in their community and make a real difference to their lives.
Fitness & Friendship
Our volunteers work alongside our Fitness & Friendship team to deliver Fitness and Friendship activity classes in the form of a social club. These are delivered across the county to promote independence and healthy living in later life.
The Big Knit
If you're a knitter or crocheter, we're always on the look out for people to knit little hats for The Big Knit to help us raise funds to support our work.
Each little hat raises 25p for us so you'd be making a valuable contribution to our work from the comfort of your own home.
You don't have to make a decision about a volunteer role yet.
Complete an application form and we'll give you a call to chat with you about our volunteering roles to help you make the choice that's right for you.