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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers play a crucial role in the charity and what we can achieve. Whether you are looking to give something back to the community, learn new skills or meet new people, we offer two types of flexible volunteering opportunities:

Charity Services Volunteer

Our Charity Services Visitors are the face of the charity. They visit our existing beneficiaries and new applicants. They offer a friendly ear whilst assessing the applicants’ personal circumstances to see how the charity can help. As a charity services visitor, you will be allocated to a designated area of the country around where you live so a car is essential. Each visit takes approximately 2 hours. The number of visits vary each month but would be no more than 4 or 5. Visits take place in beneficiaries’ homes within an agreed distance from the volunteer location.

You can download the Charity Services Volunteer role description by clicking here.

Volunteer Telephone Befriender

Our Volunteer Telephone Befrienders help reduce social isolation and the feeling of loneliness in the elderly by making regular phone calls. If you are a friendly and sociable person with half an hour a week you can commit to regularly, this could be the perfect role for you. You can download the Volunteer Telephone Befriender role description by clicking here

In return for your time and commitment, we offer

  • Training and development
  • Networking days
  • A mentor you can call for support as well as support from the Volunteer Manager
  • All out of pocket expenses will be covered

Next Steps

If you would like to become one of our volunteers, fill in the online application for the role you are interested in by clicking on the links below. We’ve tried to keep it as short as possible. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. As you will be working with vulnerable adults we also need to make additional checks to ensure your and their safety so we'll need to know about your criminal record.

Volunteer Telephone befriender application form

Charity Services Volunteer application form

If you would like to have a chat about our volunteering opportunities please contact our Volunteer Manager, Hilary Bone on 01344 898550 or by email

Licensed Trade Charity History

The charity was established over 200 years ago by people who wanted to provide support and a safety net for people from the licensed trade who find themselves in difficulty.