We are recruiting - for a Readycall Macmillan Coordinator - see our Vacancies page
"The work is varied. I can be shopping with a client in order to help them get out and about, or I can be filling in forms or chatting over a cup of tea. I love to chat and listen to my befriendees' experiences of life" - Befriending Volunteer with Age UK.
"After I retired I wanted to something useful....I gain a sense of ‘putting something back’ into the community. The customers are wonderful and always grateful for whatever you do. The training is thorough and gives me another skill. I thoroughly enjoy my time with ACT" - Volunteer Driver and Trustee, Ashbourne Community Transport
"I have had some fascinating experiences as a volunteer......the work has been varied, enjoyable and fun and has led to new friendships. Becoming part of a team and helping tackle jobs which are useful to others is a great way to use some of my free time" - Volunteer Helper, Peak Rail Project
"Volunteering has given me valuable practical experience, I have gained useful professional contacts as well as close friends. It gets me into the fresh air and provides me with a satisfying sense of achievement in a worthwhile cause " - Volunteer Ranger, Groundwork
"[Volunteering gives me] A good laugh – lots of friends – I’m never lonely despite being a widow. It’s nice to give something back to the world – I have a lot of fun " - Helper, Denefields Lunchclub