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. Our services range from Information and Advice (benefit claim or housing) Befriending (one-to-one basis), supporting people with Dementia through our memory café & exercise for the mind groups, Shopping (taking people to their weekly shopping) IT support, Small DIY tasks (changing lightbulbs or assembling a flat pack), Chair based exercise (keeping people fit & mobile) Walking Support (to help people to recover their confidence after suffering a fall). We also provide a range of activities & events, language classes, painting & drawing, creative writing. Many of these post Covid we know run via Zoom.

Opportunities
Philosophy Volunteer - Online
Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people within their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Knitting & Crochet Teacher
We actively combat loneliness by connecting isolated older people with their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Spanish Teacher for Beginners
We are looking for a volunteer to teach beginners & intermediate Spanish as part of our Activities & Events programme.
Help out at our Valentine’s Gala Concert & afternoon tea
We actively combat loneliness by connecting isolated older people with their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Administrative volunteer
To provide administrative support to Activities & Events service with their online and face-to-face activities.
French Conversation Teacher Volunteer (Online)
We are looking for a volunteer to teach French (focus in speaking and listening) as part of our Activities & Events programme.
Calligraphy teacher Volunteer - Online
Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people within their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Somali speaking digital inclusion volunteers
At Age UK, we are currently running an IT support group for older people and we are looking for Somali speaking volunteers to work with the group.
Exercise at Home / Walking Support Volunteers
Help someone to keep active in their own home by volunteering to deliver a series of chair based exercises and/or walking support.
German Conversation Teacher Volunteer (Online)
We are looking for a volunteer to teach German (focus in speaking and listening) as part of our Activities & Events programme.
Portuguese Teacher Volunteer for Beginners (Online)
We are looking for a volunteer to teach Portuguese as part of our Activities & Events programme.
German Teacher Volunteer for Beginners and Intermediate
We are looking for a volunteer to teach German as part of our Activities & Events programme.
Chi Gong Teacher Volunteer (online)
Help someone to keep active in their own home by volunteering to deliver a series of Chi Gong sessions online!
Spanish for Beginners Teacher Volunteer (Online)
We are looking for a volunteer to teach Spanish as part of our Activities & Events programme.
Lunch Club & Bingo
We actively combat loneliness by connecting isolated older people with their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Calligraphy Teacher
Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people within their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Painting & Drawing Teacher
Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people within their community and supporting them to join group activities.
Befriending
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.
Shopping Trip Volunteer
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 t
Pilates Teacher Volunteer
Help someone to keep active by volunteering to deliver a series of Pilates sessions once a week!
English Teacher Volunteer for Intermediate / Advanced
We are looking for a volunteer to teach English as part of our Activities & Events programme.
Volunteer Digital Champion
We are looking for volunteers to provide personalised support to older people to develop their digital skills and confidence.

See what other students say about this project

"With COVID-19 threatening to erase the bonds between the members of communities, volunteering has helped me to bring people together"
Sam Huddlestone is a Third Year English Language and Literature student who has been volunteering remotely with Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, a local charity working with and for older people. Read on to find out how volunteering helped him to stay connected with the members of his community.
"Volunteering can bring you fresh, memorable, and valuable life experiences"
Alessia is a First Year BSc Natural Sciences student who has been volunteering remotely with Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, a local charity working with and for older people. Read on to find out how volunteering can make your and other people’s days better.
"I wanted to do something productive with the free time I have had because of COVID-19."
Antonio Neves is a first-year medical student and has been volunteering online with Age UK: Kensington and Chelsea. Have a read through his story below to see what it's like volunteering as a medical during COVID-19, and how he is helping his community in such uncertain times. 
"You never know the impact that you can have to someone's day until you step up and help them."
We had the pleasure of chatting with Patricia Gimeno Le Paih, reading MSci Biological Sciences, about her volunteering at the Age UK as a Spanish teacher.