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The benefits of volunteering

Improve mental health

Improve your mental health

Make new Friends

Make new friends

Share Skills

Share your skills

Learn something new

Learn something new

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“There are many benefits to volunteering but my favourite is watching people grow and improve. One lady now walks 5 miles and barely gets tired, it’s a huge improvement from when she started.”

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“Watching people get to grips with their tablets in Tech and Tea, My favourite was a lady who took a selfie and emailed it to her granddaughter for the first time, the look of joy on her face!”

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“I had no confidence before I rarely left the house, I’m busy and this is new and good. I have a purpose and helping people and seeing them get confident makes me feel needed.”

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Become a wellbeing champion

We are looking for volunteers to become Wellbeing Champions across Salford. The role involves taking part in one or more of our activities and talking to older people about their wellbeing and helping them to understand and complete My Wellbeing Plan if appropriate. The role requires good engagement and communication skills. Volunteers will receive training, support, and expenses.

Online activity volunteer

Our online activity volunteers provide support for our online activity from their own home. This role helps a member of the AFS team deliver the activity and encourage people to take part in wellbeing conversations. For this volunteering role you will need access to your own smart phone, laptop or tablet and access to the internet at home.

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Community volunteer

Keen to get out and meet people? Our community volunteers support activities such as Walk and Talk and Brew and Chat which take place in green and community spaces across Salford and encourage people to take part in wellbeing conversations. All activities are delivered by a member of the AFS team so you will always be fully supported.

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Digital volunteer

Do you have digital skills you are happy to share? In this role you may be helping people to set up kit and develop their basic digital skills and confidence to manage and support their health and wellbeing. Digital volunteers may be supporting sessions in the community and online sessions so ideally you should have access to your own smart phone, laptop or tablet and access to the internet at home. All activities are delivered by a member of the AFS team so you will always be fully supported.

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Age Friendly Standards volunteer assessor

We currently have a small team of older people trained to carry out assessments. If you are an older person and would like to join the team you can sign up to become an Age Friendly Standards volunteer assessor. Learn about Salford’s Age Friendly Standards and be supported to understand and carry out assessments.

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our training

Our free training is available to anyone living or working in Salford. Watch a short topic introduction video before attending a learning session delivered in person in a community venue or virtually over Zoom.

Book on a Training Session

Book your place HERE. Further training opportunities are being developed so please check out this page again. In some circumstances, we can delivering our training packages in-house. If you would like to find out more about this, please complete an enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

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If you have a question about volunteering or any of our training please get in touch with us via the form below.

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Jobs

The Age Friendly Salford programme is a great place to work. Depending on the role, you will be employed by either Inspiring Communities Together, Age UK Salford or Salford CVS.

Details of any vacancies will be listed here.