Be a part of something special, and help us to enrich and improve the lives and support of Southend’s elderly residents.



Meet the Team

Our Volunteers

We couldn’t do any of the work we do without the continued support from our family of volunteers.

They work alongside our staff to help to run community clubs, befriend older people in their community, drive older people to medical appointments and to keep the cogs of our charity turning by helping us with admin and fundraising.

Why Volunteer

Gain Skills
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, access training, increase your professional and personal experience and grow your CV.
All of our roles offer different experience and training will be made available to you which could include dementia friends courses, safeguarding, food hygiene and more.

Make Friends
As an Age Concern Southend volunteer, whatever your role, you will certainly meet a lot of new people and we hope you will become good friends with the people you meet and of course our team in the office and at our clubs!

Support Your Community
Without the help of our volunteers we could not provide the services we do to help older people in our community stay active, stay connected and to live their best lives as they grow older. We currently provide over 4700 lifts with our
community transport service, befriend over 400 people and have around 300
regular attendees at our community clubs and none of this would be possible
without your help.

“One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time”


Lin Boulter

Claire Slack
Development Manager

Pete McCamley
Office Assistant - Community Transport

Jane Bradford
Office Assistant - Telephone Befriending

Pam Harvey
Office Assistant - Befriending

Julia Usher
Office Assistant - Befriending

Des Oxland
Office Assistant - Events

Debbie Softly
Office Assistant - Marketing/fundraising

Miki Le Mausier
Office Assistant - Community Club

Simon King
Office Assistant - The Haven and Club 50+