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We’re looking for committed and passionate volunteers to enable the older people we care for and support to live later life well.

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

With various volunteering opportunities availablewe can work together to find something both suitable and flexible for you and the needs of your local community.

Explore the types of opportunities below and express your interest by filling in the application form and we'll be in touch.

Volunteering opportunities available


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who are MHA and what do you do? 

As a national charity, we enable people to live later life well through our 86 specialist care homes and 65 thriving retirement living schemes. We deliver 364 different group, club, activities and classes each week in 192 locations to 11,400 older people. With 80 years’ experience we put people at the heart of everything we do in all our homes and schemes across Britain. All our donations and any surplus we generate is invested into the services we provide for our 19,000 residents and members.

We have 6,500 dedicated colleagues and are supported by 3,000 generous volunteers. For more about MHA and our services, visit our About Us page >>

I want to volunteer, what will I be doing? 

Great news, we really appreciate your commitment. We have a variety of roles we are currently recruiting for across our services, listed above. Please click on one of the role tiles above for a full role description.

I’ve chosen a role(s), how do I apply? 

Once you’ve found a role(s) to suit you, simply complete the online form at the bottom of this page, outlining which volunteer role you’d like to apply for. If you’d like to sign up for more than one role, please just tick all the roles you would like to be considered for.

A Volunteering Coordinator from the Central Volunteering Team will then be in touch about how you can get involved. 

How much time will I be required to commit? 

All our roles are flexible, and will be allocated based on your availability, the need of services in your area and of course we are providing a safe environment for you at this time.

Upon being accepted as a volunteer, you may not be deployed immediately, but be called upon dependent on local need at any given time. We will always try and keep you allocated to the role you have applied for, and if we do ask you to do something else this is of course your choice.

Will I need training? 

Full training and induction will be provided.

Will I receive expenses? 

All out of pocket expenses will be paid.

Do you have any paid roles?  

Yes, absolutely! We have a range of vacancies for employed roles. For more information on these roles and working for MHA, please go to our careers section >>

Apply to become a volunteer

 Chaplaincy (religious and spiritual support)
 Circuit Representative
 Face-to-face befriending (applicants must be aged 18+)
 LGBTQ+ remote befriending (applicants must be aged 18+)
 MHA Ambassador
 Telephone/online befriending (applicants must be aged 18+)

By completing this form, you give MHA permission to contact you in relation to your enquiry. Information entered on the form will not be used for any other purpose. For more information, please visit our Privacy Policy page.

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