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Join our thriving community of volunteers who are enriching the lives of older people living in care homes, retirement living developments, and independently in their local community across England and Wales.

Why volunteer with MHA?

Make a difference

Meet new people

Learn something new

Improved mental wellbeing

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I greatly enjoy chatting to members and hearing about their lives, both past and present. I believe everyone has a story to tell. I always feel uplifted and humbled by the people I meet and hope I have helped to make a difference.


Volunteering with MHA gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that I am able to help other people in my local community that are less fortunate than myself. I also feel useful and it gives me something to look forward to and a reason to go out and socialise.


It is such an enjoyable use of my time and I love to be involved in something that helps so many people. I am grateful that I am trusted to run the cheerleading class with our lovely instructor. I really feel like I am helping.


I lost my husband last year and have been very depressed and lonely since. Volunteering with MHA has helped me through a very sad time in my life and I am grateful for that.


I have befriended the same lady for over 10 years, it’s now a friendship. I get as much out of it as she does. I also love the volunteer get-togethers and talking to people doing the same role.


It gives me satisfaction using skills from my work-life, now that I am retired, I feel pleased to be able to be helpful to people living on their own. It makes me realise how fortunate I am, and also to determine to stay as fit and active as possible.


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Enriching lives, enriching yours

As an MHA volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to make a direct impact in the lives of older people. You’ll also get to meet new people, forge connections, and be part of a vibrant community. Whether you’re experienced or new to volunteering, MHA provides guidance, support, and training tailored to your needs. With diverse roles available, there’s something for everyone. Plus, your reasonable expenses related to volunteering will be covered. Join us in creating a compassionate world where older people thrive!

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Age restrictions

  • Minimum age 16: We welcome young volunteers aged 16 and above to join our mission of enriching lives
  • Certain roles 18+: Some specific roles require volunteers to be 18 years or older due to their nature or responsibilities
  • No upper age limit: Most roles have no upper age limit. However, for safety reasons, there may be limitations for certain positions - such as minibus drivers.

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Application process

We believe that volunteering knows no boundaries. Our diverse range of roles spans across Britain, accommodating people of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a tech-savvy teen, a seasoned retiree or you're looking to make a difference from the comfort of your home, we have a role for you to connect with older people, share stories, and brighten their days

  • Named contact: You won’t navigate this journey alone. A dedicated volunteering co-ordinator will guide and support you throughout the process.
  • Pre-volunteering checks: We ensure safety and trust. If needed, we conduct Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
  • Induction: Get acquainted with MHA’s mission, values, and your role. You’re part of something special now!
  • Tailored training: We provide role-specific training and regular refreshers. Your growth matters to us.

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MHA is a national charity that provides care and support for older people in England and Wales. We run care homes, retirement living developments, and community groups to help older people live later life well. For more about MHA and our services, visit our About us page >

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