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.

The aim of the Escorted Shopping Trips is to assist older people who are unable to use public transport due to frailty or difficulties with mobility to do their own shopping and to have the opportunity to socialise with others. The shoppers are collected from their homes with a minibus and the support of the volunteers, in some cases assisted around the supermarket, and escorted home after lunch at the supermarket café

Time commitment

Wednesday and/or Thursday from 10.00am until approximately 2.00pm.
Regular weekly commitment, if possible.
Minimum commitment 4 - 6 months
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 such as opening the windows on the minibus to have fresh air or disinfecting the shopping trolleys handles at the supermarket.

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.