Volunteers are at the heart of our charity

Volunteering with AEA Northern Ireland helps us to increase our service delivery and reach many more older people who are abused or at risk of abuse.  Our volunteers get enormous reward from giving their time to helping older people, as well as practical benefits such as access to training opportunities, skills development, peer support and a new network of friends and colleagues. 

Current opportunities

We are currently seeking new Helpline volunteers to help us maximise our support to abused and at risk older people in Northern Ireland.  Our Helpline volunteers are often the first port of call for vulnerable older people and worried family members or carers. They provide a listening ear, emotional support and explore various sources of help. You don’t need to be expert in abuse – just compassionate, understanding and have an interest in issues affecting older people.  We’ll provide full training, and you’ll have extensive support from our staff and other volunteers in the team. 

Role description

Application form

Rachel, helpline volunteer said:

"Volunteering is a rewarding experience for me with many benefits.  My social needs are satisfied...I feel valued for my contributions and efforts.  I am supported and encouraged without feeling pressured.  I carefully chose the organisation I wanted to volunteer with and it seemed like a natural progression for me to volunteer with AEA.  The extra training has been invaluable and out of pocket expenses are paid.  I encourage anyone thinking of volunteering to 'do it'.  Contributing positively to the lives of others is truly satisfying for all".  

Other ways to help

If you have skills you want to share and help older people who are abused and harmed please just get in touch with Tara Smyth, Services Coordinator by email [email protected] or by phone on 07747 380733