Our Day Centres can be a lifeline to older people. They are invaluable, fun places where older people leave their troubles at the door and enjoy each other’s company over a hot meal.

Some people come for the social aspect and activities, some come for a break from caring responsibilities at home, while others are dealing with relationship breakdowns or bereavement.

Many Age NI daycentres are recruiting for volunteers right now.

As a volunteer in an Age NI Day Centre you will

  • Establish, maintain and develop relationships with users within the Day Centre
  • Accompany clients on the bus to /from the day centre
  • Provide assistance with domestic tasks including serving meals and dish washing
  • Work with individuals to maintain their levels of mobility and independence
  • Be involved with the planning and implementation of activities in the Day Centre.
  • Provide assistance on Day trips
  • To verbally report any concerns about users to the Daycentre Manager


What skills or qualities do I need to have?

  • Good Communication skills and a team player
  • A liking for and empathy with older people
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • An interest in developing activities for older people

What is in it for me?

  • Social interaction and a chance to develop friendships.
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses

How to get involved

We have opportunities in the following areas: East Belfast, Dunmurry, Ballyclare, Ballynahinch, Castlewellan, Dungannon, Kilkeel, Newry, Lisburn & Portaferry.

View full list of our Day Centres

How to apply

Download the role description and application form, from the download area below. Please send your completed form to:

Age NI, 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 028 9024 5729