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.
Day Care Activity Support Volunteers- volunteers are required to have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of older people and a friendly, sensitive and kind approach. It is necessary to be comfortable in small groups or on a one to one basis with people with dementia. Tasks could include talking to older people about their life experiences, listening to music and reading and discussing the content with them. You will also be required to assist centre staff to deliver activity sessions both one to one and in groups as well as setting up and clearing away. Please Note: This is a post based at the Sybil Levin Day Centre, Nutall Road, Nottingham, NG8 6AD.
Best Foot Forward Walk Leaders – Best Foot Forward is a programme of guided health walks in and around the Nottingham City area, funded by the City Council. Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire need volunteers with an interest in walking and physical activity to lead one of these tours.
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.
Musical/Singing Volunteers – These volunteers will be required to lead a sing song session and accompany with instruments for our day care service centre users (based at the Sybil Levin Day Centre in Cinderhill) with mild to moderate dementia. The volunteers will therefore have the ability to play a musical instrument (an organ can be supplied) and the ability to lead a sing song session (mixture of songs from old to modern).
Volunteer Telephone Befrienders – 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!
Health and Wellbeing Support Volunteer – As a support volunteer, you’d be helping an older person to be less lonely and isolated, and helping them to lead a more independent life through visiting them in their homes, telephoning them, going on a walk, shopping with or on behalf of them, accompanying them to activities in the community and generally acting as a friendly face who’s up for a chat!
Volunteer Advisors (Information and advice) – Based at the Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire head office in the city centre, volunteer advisors are needed to interview older people face to face and use the internet to find information for them. This is a great role for a non-judgmental volunteer with excellent interpersonal skills.
Volunteer Shop Assistant – 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 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.
Due to the length of the application and training process, Age UK Notts and Nottinghamshire would like a minimum commitment of 6 months.
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 candidates 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!