Royal Voluntary Service

Tyldesley / Leigh


Role and Opportunity Details (To apply for this role you must be aged 55+)

ACE Volunteer role

We are looking for ACE volunteers in the Tyldesley & Leigh areas.

The volunteer will be matched with a participant who has similar interests to them.  Their role will be to support their participant to be more active and independent.

Volunteer requirements:

  • To be someone aged over 55 years.
  • To live in Greater Manchester.
  • To want to support older adults to attend different activities.
  • To be able to commit to spending at least one hour a week with their participant for about 4-6 weeks and then to provide additional telephone support beyond this.
  • Be flexible.
  • To attend volunteer training days and complete Royal Voluntary Service training.
  • Be happy to wear a fitness tracker for 16 days and to complete some questionnaires at baseline, 6m, 12m and 18m.

The study data collection takes place 4 times over 18 months in total, however the volunteer will only support their participant for 6 months.


Specific Skills Required

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Interested in keeping active.
  • Friendly.
  • Empathetic.
  • Enjoys working with others on a one to one basis.
  • Committed and reliable.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Access to on line E-Learning training.
  • Free DBS check.
  • You’ll be joining one of the country’s largest and most established volunteering organisations.
  • An opportunity to take part in a research study.


Level of commitment required 

Ongoing opportunity


Date(s) / Time(s) Required

Flexible between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.


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