Volunteer with us

Would you like to be a part of our team?

Older woman smiling indoorsOur volunteers are invaluable to the work we can achieve. Whether you’re looking to make a difference in your community, learn valuable skills or make new friends, we have a number of flexible volunteering opportunities available to fit around you.

While we are a national charity, we do not have services in every part of the country and so we can only offer volunteering opportunities in the areas in which we work. Telephone befriending is a national service and so volunteers can be from across the UK. However, please note that it's important you still attend the induction training at one of our service locations or in London. See a map of where we work.

A Friends of the Elderly volunteer is somebody who:

  • has an interest in the issues affecting older people
  • believes in our vision 
  • is committed to making a difference

We want to make it as easy and practical for you to give your time and commitment. To achieve this we offer:

  • travel expenses
  • training and development 
  • mutual support and friendship 
  • regular feedback and review

Want to get involved? Great, we’d love to hear from you!

1. View our current opportunities
2. Download the volunteer application form [Word Doc 490KB]
3. Send it to us via email 

Whatever you do, you can make a difference. But don’t take it from us – see what our volunteers and the people they work with have to say.

Need more information? Call us on 0330 332 1110 or send us an email to find out more.