Become a Volunteer

There are many opportunities for volunteering with OPAL Services. Our volunteers are valued greatly. They are vital to the success of our charity and we are always looking for new volunteers to help us maintain and improve our services.

Volunteers at our OPAL Clubs may be drivers, cooks or general helpers, and their role is to help the members to participate in the various activities and ensure they have an enjoyable time.


Volunteers with the BreakTime project offer carers of older people some time off from their carer duties ‘to do their own thing’.

Volunteers with the GoOnLine service use their computer skills to help older people to get online and enjoy the vast resources of the internet to pursue their personal interests.

Volunteers with our Branching Out service enable older people to reconnect with their community and to make new friends.

Volunteers with What’s Cooking enable people to enjoy food and cooking, even when they are cooking for one. 

So if you would like to become involved in these projects, please get in touch. If you have a flair for organising events we would love to hear from you to join our fundraising team, to help us to raise vital funds to continue to provide our services.

We also welcome any volunteers with particular skills and interests who can help on a regular or occasional basis with any of our services, for example, craft skills, entertainment, demonstrations and talks.

Volunteers can offer their time and energy on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

The key characteristics of our volunteers are that they enjoy helping older people, have good inter-personal skills and a sense of humour, and are reliable.

If you are interested in joining us, or learning more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

or call Janet on 07592 464856