Age UK Kensington & Chelsea
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is a local charity working with and for older people. We aim to promote independence and well-being in later life, encouraging self-help and peer support. We offer a wide range of services and activities, and provide interesting opportunities for people of all ages to get involved as volunteers.

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to older people in the community . People living alone can become very isolated and begin to lose touch with friends and family for many reasons. Complex health problems, anxiety and depression are just some of the issues facing older communities. That's where you come in! The support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve peoples health and emotional well-being! A lot can be learnt from the life experiences of our older populations! Get in touch if you would like to volunteer.

Time commitment

For befriending roles we do ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months. You will visit the person at home, and they are usually weekly (or every other week) for between 1 - 2 hours. They tend to take place Monday - Friday between 9.00 & 5.30pm. There can be some flexibility around this.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
No restrictions are now in place, but we will still maintain a sensible approach. Therefore, if you are feeling unwell in any way on the day of your visit, please contact us to re-schedule. With each befriending match we will adopt a case-by-case approach and may ask you to take a lateral flow test (which we will provide) before your visit and wear a mask if required.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.