Age UK Islington is a charity which uses innovative techniques to provide support to Islington residents over the age of 16, enabling them to use self-help approaches to manage their own health and wellbeing. We focus on prevention: identifying those in need facilitating support before situations escalate. This, in turn, reduces over reliance on or inappropriate use of public funded services - GPs, A & E and Social Services. We aim to empower residents to develop their own support networks and their own capability and confidence to improve their situation. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the work of Age UK Islington, contributing their time, skills and enthusiasm and enhancing the support that we're able to deliver.

Opportunities
Data Entry Volunteer
Age UK Islington runs a varied and busy programme of activities across the borough.
Social Media & Communications Volunteer
Communication Ambassador Volunteer
As a Communication Ambassador you will be visiting selected Community Centers, GP surgeries as well as appearing at various events.
Helpline Volunteer
As a helpline volunteer you will answer phone calls and be the first point of contact at Age UK Islington’s (AUKI) helpline.
Information & Advice Volunteer
Do you want to make a real difference in someone's life? We are looking for new Information & Advice volunteers.
Wellbeing Caller
Are you a good listener? Can you empathise with the struggles of other people? Then this role may be for you!

See what other students say about this project

"I wanted to make the most of my preclinical years and do something interesting in the community."
Victoria Ngai is a UCL Medical student and has been volunteering with Age UK Islington to raise awareness about end of life care. She tells us what it's like to take a candid approach to the difficult topic of death and how it's offered her a wider perspective regarding her future career as a medic.