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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.

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Older person and volunteer sitting on a benchVisit 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.

Older man on telephoneMake 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.
Sitting around a table drinking teaBecome a Community Champion
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.
Man sitting next to womanAssessing volunteers
Do you like meeting new people? Are you observant and have a talent for putting people at their ease? We have a role which will play to these strengths.
Man sitting outside with friendsCoordinating volunteers
If you enjoy team building, motivating others, and have a bit more time to offer, then you may like to consider this role.
Men reading newsletterTraining volunteers
Do you like working with groups of people and enjoy speaking in front of others? Then why not support the work our volunteers do?
Older woman looking downPeer support volunteer
Peer support volunteers work alongside staff to mentor a group of volunteers, making sure they have the right support and resources to carry out their role.

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.