Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are a local branch of the national Age UK charity, providing services to older people from all communities and backgrounds. With the help and support of over 250 dedicated volunteers, they reach over 50, 000 people in Nottinghamshire each year. You could be a part of this by volunteering with them.
About your role
Forces Friends Volunteers – As a Forces Friends volunteer, you would be visiting an older veteran in their own home on a regular basis to provide friendship as well as encouragement to join social groups in their community. Whilst not essential, it would be preferable if you have a forces background/knowledge of the armed forces.
Volunteer Shop Assistant (in West Bridgeford) – Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire’s West Bridgford shop need volunteers to welcome customers to the shop and ensure that they receive great service, restock shelves and rails and maintain shop displays.
Volunteer Big Knitters - Age UK raises funds by volunteers knitting little hats for Innocent Smoothie bottles. For each hat knitted, Innocent give 25p to Age UK Notts! So if you enjoy knitting and have some spare time then this is the role for you. Age UK will provide the patterns!
Volunteer Befrienders (Telephone) – As a telephone befriender, you’d be calling an older person on a regular basis, providing social contact to reduce loneliness and isolation. As this role takes place from a volunteer’s home, it is ideal for someone who wants to make a difference, but doesn’t have the gift of time! (Please note that due to an unprecedented number of applications received for this role over recent weeks, we will not be conducting any further interviews for volunteer befrienders until at least end April 2019.)
Volunteer Befrienders (Home Visiting) - As a home visitng befriender, you’d be visiting an older person at their home on a regular longer term basis, providing social contact to reduce loneliness and isolation. As this role takes place from the client’s home, it is ideal for someone who has more time to travel and provide face to face support! (Please note that due to an unprecedented number of applications received for this role over recent weeks, we will not be conducting any further interviews for volunteer befrienders until at least end April 2019.)
Volunteer Fundraisers – This is a volunteering role which can be based wherever you choose to help raise money for us! It can also involve a lot of fun whether it be running a marathon fancy dress or a bake off style cake sale! It requires unbounding enthusiasm and a tenacity to raise funds to help the older people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Events Volunteers – This post is based at events across the city and county where Age UK Notts have been invited to attend. A cheerful, can do attitude and a passion for the work of Age UK Notts are therefore required as you would be setting up and manning information stands.
Volunteer Meeter & Greeters (for new Footcare service starting in March 2019) – To meet and greet users of the Footcare service, to offer and make hot drinks for them on arrival, to escort them to the reception, prepare water for the session, and to chat with the service users after their appointment.
Volunteer Footcare Assistants (for new Footcare service starting in March 2019) – You’ll be greeting the service user and making them feel welcome and comfortable. Providing nailcare, foot massages and reflexology (following training) and chatting to the service user, ensuring they are happy and relaxed.
Wellbeing at home volunteers - To ensure that the home of a service user due to be discharged from hospital is prepared for their return (warm, food basics in fridge). To support service user on a short term basis by befriending, collecting prescriptions, providing emotional support and confidence building.
Due to the length of the application and training process, Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire would like a minimum commitment of 6 months.
How to find us
The location for these roles varies – some are based at the Age UK Offices in the City Centre, and others are based in different offices, or out in the community.
- Click on the Below button and fill in the form.
- The Student Volunteer Centre will give you Age UK's contact details and they will ask you to fill in an application form.
- Successful candidates will be invited to attend an informal interview.
- References will be contacted.
- Some roles may require a DBS check to be completed.
- All successful cadidates will be required to attend a full day's induction training session at Age UK
- There may be other opportunities for developmental training along the way, dependent on your role
Age UK has a number of volunteering roles available - please let us know which one(s) you would like to know more about when you register your interest!