Volunteer Action has a waiting list of people living lonely lives and wanting a regular visitor. Our members live throughout the north of East Northants.

We can train you as a Volunteer Befriender to help our members, asking a commitment from you of just 2 hours per month. Whatever your personal circumstances, there is a way to help. Whether you work or not, have transport or not, we can help you to help others.

Please call us on 01832 275433 or go to our Contact Us page for more details. Thank you!

Services during the Covid-19 Restrictions

Volunteer Action is a local charity supporting the elderly, unwell, disadvantaged and those with disabilities. We operate in Oundle, Thrapston and the surrounding villages from Easton-on-the-Hill to Titchmarsh.

At this difficult time, you may be looking for help from a name you already trust.  Opportunities to meet people for a chat and to go out for essential food and medications are limited for some time to come. VA could help.


Phone 01832 275433

email: admin@volunteeractionoundle.org.uk

Medical Appointments

We still have a small group of volunteer drivers willing and able to take you to medical appointments (this includes visits to dentists, physiotherapists, etc.).  Our usual membership criteria apply and this will incur the usual costs. Phone and book in the usual way. 

Prescription Collections

We are also offering a prescription collection and delivery service. This is available to everyone in our area who is self-isolating. This service has a charge of £3, irrespective of your address. Phone for details.

Food Shopping

We may be able to help with food shopping and delivery for those who fit into our membership criteria. Members provide a list and volunteers carry out the shopping and the delivery. Please call the office for more details on how this service works. There is a £3 delivery charge for this service, which covers the expenses of our volunteer shoppers and drivers.


We are also be offering a Friend-on-the-Phone service at this time. If this is something about which you would like more information, call today.