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How can I volunteer?

Whatever your talents, you can use them to help improve the lives of older people. We'll give you training and cover your expenses.

Search for an opportunity within 10 miles of your location (search within 2 miles if you're in London).

Enter your postcode to see what's available near you.

Visit older people at homeVisit people at home
Volunteer visitors make a real difference in people's lives. Visiting older people is fantastic way to build a relationship that makes the older person feels less lonely and more socially connected.

Call an older personMake regular telephone calls
People look forward to receiving telephone calls from Independent Age friendship volunteers. It is a mood booster and helps people feel more connected and less lonely. If you are a good listener and enjoy a chat, this is a great volunteering opportunity.
Become a local ambassadorBecome a Local Ambassador
We are looking for motivated individuals who will act as local ambassadors for Independent Age, helping raise awareness of the need to support older people in our communities and spreading the word about the work that we do.
Assessing volunteerAssessing volunteers
Do you like meeting new people? Are you observant and have a talent for putting people at their ease?
Coordinating volunteerCoordinating volunteers
If you enjoy team building and motivating others then this could be for you.
Training volunteerTraining volunteers
Do you like working with groups of people and enjoy speaking in front of others?
Peer supportPeer support volunteer
Support other volunteers, making sure they have the right support and resources to carry out their role.
An office volunteer sitting at desk.Volunteer Administrator - Wellbeing
We're looking for a super organised volunteer to support our Wellbeing and Telephone Services Teams.
Two people sitting at a table with paperworkCampaign Correspondent
Join us! Help us to persuade MPs to change things to benefit older people.

What's in it for me?

People are quite often surprised by how much they receive back when they volunteer. The act of giving your time to help another person fight through their loneliness or social isolation can lead to a feeling of accomplishment and happiness.

We provide volunteers with training and a dedicated support network, and we hold local and national volunteer events throughout the year.