Take the lead
Many of our volunteers are leading the way by taking on the running of an activity or service, or setting one up from scratch. If you're someone who's well-organised and enjoys a bit of a challenge, why not become one of our Volunteer Co-ordinators?
To start something new, click on the areas below:
What you could be running
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.
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 community.
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 volunteers.
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
Watch our film
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.