Our volunteers are a diverse group, coming from all walks of life and all giving valuable time to fulfill a variety of interesting roles in our organisation. They share their skills and compassion to really help others. Volunteers can work with us as individuals or a group.

For individuals

Individual volunteers can provide us with practical assistance or befriending, creating better and safer communities.

Practical assistance could be decorating, painting, woodwork or gardening. If you have any special skills or knowledge we would love to know about it!

A friendly face can make all the difference to someone who is alone and isolated. If you are interested in volunteering for a befriending programme, we will carefully match you up with someone who would love to receive your help.

Volunteer with Re-engage

Re-engage is a nationwide charity on a mission to combat loneliness amongst older people through a number of befriending schemes and initiatives.

With funding from our Love Where You Live and Impact funds, we are partnering with Re-engage who will carefully match around 200 social housing and care and support residents aged over 75 with trained and vetted volunteers.

Residents over the age of 18, can register to become a volunteer where you will receive in-depth training and on-going support. Being a call companion can be an incredibly rewarding experience and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of older more isolated people.

NHG X Reengage

For organisations and corporate partners

For group projects, we organise staff team-building and away days. This can cover garden makeover projects or day trips with our residents. We have worked with a number of partner companies to provide them with great community-driven away days, which they and our residents enjoy! Some of our partners have included the BBC, Disney and JP Morgan.

What we offer

We support our volunteers to make sure their time with us is enjoyable and rewarding for both residents and volunteers. We provide regular contact, free training and a bi-annual thank you event for our volunteers.

Volunteering with us means making a difference, gaining confidence, improving and sharing your skills. Why not give it a go? Our current volunteering roles can be found below.

To learn more please email our volunteer team on volunteering@nhg.org.uk.

Our volunteering roles

We currently have roles in a variety of London boroughs, so you do not have to travel long distances to volunteer with us. Our current opportunities include:

  • Activities Support
  • Befriender
  • Volunteer Admin Assistant