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Do you enjoy making things happen?
Are you organised, with an eye for detail?
Would you like to help create a new activity group in your local community to bring older people together?
To start something new, click on the areas below:
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Be inspired by some of our volunteers who have all started something new based on their hobbies and interests and given back to their local areas.
You'd be taking your place in one of the largest volunteering
organisations in Great Britain, with a unique place in Britain's
history. You would also be joining at an exciting time for us, as we
seek to grow our network of clubs and activity groups across Britain. By
working together, we can make amazing things happen in your local
Even if you haven't tackled anything quite like this before, don't
worry. We have an experienced team of people ready to guide you through
it with plenty of support and a minimum of 'red tape'. We’ll even
provide a handbook and a central support phone-line to help you along
the way. But when your club or activity is in full swing, you'll know
it simply wouldn't have happened without you and your team of
Your role as Volunteer Co-ordinator could include:
- Recruiting and training volunteers
- Delivering your planned activity safely and legally
- Managing money and fundraising
- Co-ordinating with other activities in the community.
Find out more about Volunteer Co-ordinators
What you could start
Social activities are regular or one off events that give older people the opportunity to meet with others, share company and fun activities.
Dining Clubs are for older people to come together on a regular basis to enjoy tasty food and company anytime and anywhere.
The Community Companions Service aims to help older people to remain independent, but not isolated.
Quite simply, this helps older people by taking them wherever they want to go, using volunteers' own cars.