We would love you to be part of the team that’s making life better for the oldest people in our communities. Volunteering at Re-engage can be an incredibly rewarding and useful experience.

We have volunteer roles right across the UK. They range from hosting an event in your home once or twice a year to making fortnightly calls to lonely and isolated older people. Take a look at the different roles below and see what you think might suit you best.

What’s it like to volunteer?

We all have different reasons for getting involved but a lot of our volunteers have or have had older people in their lives who have brought them joy or who have experienced loneliness. Other volunteers are feeling the twinge of loneliness themselves as they settle into a new area, a new job, a new set of circumstances.

Whatever your reasons, we are here to make sure that all our volunteers are fully equiped for their role.

Our different roles have varying time commitments. Being a call companions, for example, is  flexible and created to fit around busy lifestyles. A volunteer call companion will call the same older person between two and four times a month at a mutually agreed time for an informal chat. Calls will last for around 30 minutes. A volunteer host in our tea party groups by contrast, hosts their local Re-engage group for an afternoon one to two times a year.

Our volunteer opportunities are open to everyone over the age of 18, the beauty of our community lies in the diverse make up of our groups – from young to older adults (and young retirees).

Coronavirus update

In normal times, we run over 900 social groups and other activites for isolated older people with over 12,000 volunteers running and supporting those groups. We'll let you know when we will start those activities up again - as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Contact us

We have teams across the UK and our national office is in London.

Address

Re-engage
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0DH

Freephone:

0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630