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Opportunity: French Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach French as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill.


Opportunity: IT Support Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. Many have begun to use computers, iPads & smartphones as a way of combating this! TVs are also a huge source of companionship and when they go wrong it causes great distress. Quite often the problem is simply that they need to be re-tuned!

We are looking volunteers that would feel confident going into an older person’s home to help them with IT support. Older people who may not have much knowledge of computers get very anxious about loss of wi-fi, virus protection or just blips that sometimes happen with computers! Please get in touch if you can help!


Opportunity: Italian Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach Italian as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill.


Opportunity: Painting & Drawing Volunteer

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea actively combats loneliness by connecting isolated people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. Through our range of activities, courses and clubs we provide opportunities to meet like-minded people, take trips and learn new skills. We’d love to hear from any UCL student who would like to help deliver our art class.


Opportunity: Spanish Teacher Volunteer (Beginner & Intermediate level)

We are looking for a volunteer to teach beginners & intermediate Spanish as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill. There are 2 classes and they run on Wednesdays.


Opportunity: 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. Help us to help an older person to stay active by improving their strength mobility and confidence.


Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Many older people become lonely and socially isolated which has a huge impact on their quality of life. This along with complex health issues means getting out becomes very difficult. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being - and we’d love to hear from UCL students who can help us out on our befriending programme.


Opportunity: Dementia Befriender

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to people with memory loss and/or a diagnosis of dementia. People living with memory loss/dementia can become very isolated and begin to lose touch with friends and family. Support and companionship from a volunteer can greatly improve their health and emotional well-being!


Opportunity: English Teacher Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to teach English as part of our Activities & Events programme. This project supports older people at risk of social isolation by bringing them together to learn a new skill - and will really make a difference to our beneficiaries who do not have English and their first language.


Opportunity: Escorting Volunteer

Health and mobility issues mean that many older people lack confidence about going out on their own. Things like attending medical appointments, going to the bank or for a local walk become a real challenge. Make a difference by applying to volunteer with our project.