Volunteering opportunities with Age UK Westminster
Many older and vulnerable residents are spending a lot of time alone in isolation due to the pandemic. That’s why we’re highlighting a variety of volunteering opportunities with Age UK Westminster. Please contact Ellie- email@example.com for more information about the opportunities below and application forms.
1. Christmas meal deliveries
As Christmas arrangements are very different this year, unfortunately the team cannot put on the great Christmas gathering they would normally do. So, the team are delivering 400 Christmas hampers over three days from the 21st – 23rd December and would like support from volunteers to be able to make this a possibility! Deliveries can be made by foot, bicycle or car and collections from the hubs will take place between 10.30 and 1pm on each day. There are three different collection hubs: in Pimlico SW1 (open on Monday), Paddington W2 (open on Tuesday) and Queens Park W10 (open on Wednesday).
2. Befriending phone calls
Age UK Westminster have seen an increase in demand for their phone check in service. There are over 450 older people in the borough who would benefit from a regular check in. The programme is fully established and is run in-house by the volunteer team at Age UK who have years of experience in this area and are able to provide full support.
3. Sorting or delivering food parcels
On Thursdays, in the morning there is a drop in session to sort food deliveries at a church near Marble Arch. Then in the afternoon, the food is taken to the hub in Pimlico and you can be part of the team delivering food parcels to residents either by foot, bike or car. This is a drop in session and you can volunteer for the amount of time you have available.
4. Helping with food shopping
This is a great opportunity if you live in Westminster and feel comfortable going to the supermarkets at the moment. You can be part of the Age UK Westminster Whatsapp group that calls on volunteers when there is a shopping request from a local resident. People can choose to take opportunities if they are close by and you have time available to do so. You do not need to be DBS checked as the shopping is dropped at the residents front door.