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



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,  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 befriend over 400 people and have around 300
regular attendees at our community clubs and none of this would be possible
without your help.

Our Volunteer Roles

Face to Face Befrienders           Visiting an older person for a chat each week

Telephone Befrienders               Phoning an older person for a chat each week

Group Befrienders                       Visiting a care home to chat to a few people each week

Office Assistants                          General office jobs and admin

Club and Day Care hosts          Helping people with activities at The Haven Community Hub

Handymen                                      Helping older people with small jobs at their homes

Charity Champions                    Visiting other organisations to talk about the work of Age Concern

For more details download our volunteers pack HERE. _Volunteer Pack 2020 (1)

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