Work

Starting to draw a pension doesn’t mean the end of your career. But it does mean you have choices. What you do, how much, who for, how long and when – they now all belong to you.

Volunteering

Giving of your experience and your time, putting something back into the community can be uniquely rewarding to the volunteer.

Research has shown that, apart from financial reasons, many people keep working because they want to stay active or contribute and be productive. More people are using the second stage of life to take on second careers, start businesses or follow long-delayed dreams to serve their communities.


At RP, we have an association with Reach Volunteering, https://reachvolunteering.org.uk. A leading charity providing a comprehensive national service to all those involved in volunteering. In our listing of voluntary positions available on this page, we feature a number from Reach, but do register with them if you'd like to be kept in closer touch with opportunities as they arise.

Trustee for Switchback

Location: East London

Date Posted: 25/09/2020

Closing Date: 02/09/2020

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CHAIR OF TRUSTEE BOARD for Breastcanceruk

Location: Holborn, Central London

Date Posted: 23/09/2020

Closing Date: 15/10/2020

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Trustees for Adrenaline Alley

Location: Home based, Corby Northants

Date Posted: 23/09/2020

Closing Date: 23/10/2020

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Chair of the Trustee Board for Circles of Support and Accountability UK

Location: Home based, Reading

Date Posted: 23/09/2020

Closing Date: 13/10/2020

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Chair for the Hamelin Trust

Location: Billericay, Essex

Date Posted: 23/09/2020

Closing Date: 23/12/2020

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Trustee with experience of homelessness for Emmaus Bristol

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 21/09/2020

Closing Date: 12/10/2020

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Governance roles for The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 21/09/2020

Closing Date: 09/10/2020

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Chair of Trustees The Mulberry Centre

Location: Isleworth

Date Posted: 21/09/2020

Closing Date: 16/10/2020

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Treasurer (Board of Trustees) for Kidscape

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 21/09/2020

Closing Date: 26/10/2020

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Hope Support Services

Location: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Date Posted: 20/09/2020

Closing Date: 03/11/2020

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Young Trustee Committee Member Marine Society and Sea Cadets

Location: City of London

Date Posted: 20/09/2020

Closing Date: 06/10/2020

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Finance and Audit Commitee member for Barts Charity

Location: Farringdon, London

Date Posted: 17/09/2020

Closing Date: 11/10/2020

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Board Member for Sydenham Arts

Location: Sydenham

Date Posted: 17/09/2020

Closing Date: 01/10/2020

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Trustee for The Kids Network

Location: Home based - London

Date Posted: 10/09/2020

Closing Date: 25/10/2020

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Trustee and Trustee Treasurer St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth

Location: Plymouth

Date Posted: 09/09/2020

Closing Date: 09/12/2020

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Chair of Trustees for Chineke! Foundation

Location: London

Date Posted: 05/09/2020

Closing Date: 05/10/2020

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Chair of Trustees for The Finance Innovation Lab

Location: City of London

Date Posted: 04/09/2020

Closing Date: 27/09/2020

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Trustee for SMART

Location: Chelsea Kensington

Date Posted: 03/09/2020

Closing Date: 03/11/2020

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Trustees for the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Location: London

Date Posted: 03/09/2020

Closing Date: 19/10/2020

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Trustees for the Orchestra of the Swan

Location: Stratford upon Avon

Date Posted: 03/09/2020

Closing Date: 25/10/2020

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Chair – Third Age Project

Location: London

Date Posted: 02/09/2020

Closing Date: 21/09/2020

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Lived Experience Trustee for The Brain Tumour Charity

Location: Home based, Hampshire

Date Posted: 02/09/2020

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

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Honorary Treasurer for the Chain of Hope

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/09/2020

Closing Date: 21/10/2020

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Trustees for Groundlings Theatre Trust

Location: Portsmouth

Date Posted: 01/09/2020

Closing Date: 14/10/2020

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Trustees for Birthrights

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 01/09/2020

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

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Treasurer for Reach

Location: Reading

Date Posted: 01/09/2020

Closing Date: 15/10/2020

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Trustee for The Fifth Trust

Location: Canturbury

Date Posted: 30/08/2020

Closing Date: 15/10/2020

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Chair of Trustees Bethel Health and Healing Network

Location: Birmingham

Date Posted: 28/08/2020

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

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Trustee for St Cuthberts Charity

Location: Chelsea Kensington

Date Posted: 26/08/2020

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

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Global Charities Trustee

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 26/08/2020

Closing Date: 27/09/2020

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Education Trustee Family Stability Network

Location: Kings Cross

Date Posted: 26/08/2020

Closing Date: 08/10/2020

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Trustee for Opening Doors London

Location: London

Date Posted: 26/08/2020

Closing Date: 05/10/2020

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Treasurer for Lichfield Arts

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 24/08/2020

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

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Trustee for the Thames Hospice

Location: Windsor and Maidenhead

Date Posted: 12/08/2020

Closing Date: 15/09/2020

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Lived Experience Trustee for The Brain Tumour Charity

Location: Home based, Fleet Hampshire

Date Posted: 12/08/2020

Closing Date: 30/09/2020

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Honorary Treasurer for the Oral History Society

Location: Greater London - home based

Date Posted: 08/08/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Trustee for Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 08/08/2020

Closing Date: 08/09/2020

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Trustees for the Thames Valley Partnership

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 08/08/2020

Closing Date: 27/09/2020

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Trustees for The Gannochy Trust

Location: Perthshire

Date Posted: 04/08/2020

Closing Date: 28/08/2020

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Trustee for Dementia Support

Location: Chichester

Date Posted: 04/08/2020

Closing Date: 17/09/2020

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Board Member Global Girl Project

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/08/2020

Closing Date: 02/11/2020

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Bridport Area Development Trust

Location: Bridport

Date Posted: 02/08/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Trustees for EachOther

Location: Home-based London, Greater London

Date Posted: 02/08/2020

Closing Date: 30/08/2020

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Independent NED for Air Ambulances UK

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 21/08/2020

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Legal Trustee for The Brain Tumour Charity

Location: Fleet, Hampshire

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Board Chair for One Loud Voice for Women

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 30/08/2020

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Board Member for The Osteopathic Foundation

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Chair of Trustees for Criminal Justice Charity Belong

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 01/09/2020

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Trustees for IVAR – Strengthening the UK voluntary sector

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 01/09/2020

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Clerk & Company Secretary to the Trustee Board Runnymede and Spelthorne Citizens Advice

Location: Surrey

Date Posted: 01/08/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Non-Magistrate members of the Cumbria & Lancashire Advisory Committee

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Date Posted: 31/07/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Appointment of Members – Food and Drink Wales Industry Board

Location: Wales Various

Date Posted: 30/07/2020

Closing Date: 30/08/2020

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Trustee for ShareAction

Location: London

Date Posted: 29/07/2020

Closing Date: 24/08/2020

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Trustee for Treasurer Earthworks, St. Albans

Location: Hertfordshire

Date Posted: 29/07/2020

Closing Date: 13/09/2020

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Chair of the Board | Croydon College

Location: South London

Date Posted: 27/07/2020

Closing Date: 07/09/2020

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Independent Governors | Eastleigh College

Location: Eastleigh Hants

Date Posted: 27/07/2020

Closing Date: 07/09/2020

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Vice Chair Trustee www.ripplesofcompassion.com

Location: Bristol, Halifax, and Fareham

Date Posted: 26/07/2020

Closing Date: 26/10/2020

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Bridport Area Development Trust

Location: Bridport

Date Posted: 24/07/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Trustee for the Halcyon London International School

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 24/07/2020

Closing Date: 22/10/2020

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Trustee – Legal Care for Veterans

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Date Posted: 24/07/2020

Closing Date: 08/09/2020

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Trustee for The Kids Network

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 24/07/2020

Closing Date: 22/10/2020

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Trustees for Bread and Water for Africa UK

Location: Westminster

Date Posted: 20/07/2020

Closing Date: 24/08/2020

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Trustees for the Institute for VoluntaryAction Research – IVAR

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 16/07/2020

Closing Date: 01/09/2020

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Trustees for I have a voice CIC

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 15/07/2020

Closing Date: 15/10/2020

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Trustees for YMCA DownsLink Group

Location: Brighton

Date Posted: 14/07/2020

Closing Date: 28/08/2020

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Trustees for Mainspring Arts

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 14/07/2020

Closing Date: 14/09/2020

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Governors for Motability

Location: London, Harlow

Date Posted: 09/07/2020

Closing Date:

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Trustee for IDE UK (Global Poverty)

Location: London

Date Posted: 06/07/2020

Closing Date: 03/10/2020

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Honorary Treasurer – Council for British Research in the Levant

Location: London

Date Posted: 06/07/2020

Closing Date: 05/10/2020

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Treasurer for ICYE-UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 06/07/2020

Closing Date: 06/10/2020

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Volunteer Finance Committee Members – National Union of Students

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 24/07/2020

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Volunteer Trustee – Lifelong Family Links

Location: SW2, London

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 01/10/2020

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External Trustees | University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union

Location: Wolverhampton

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 10/08/2020

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Trustee Footsteps Counselling and Care

Location: Home-based Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Date Posted: 24/06/2020

Closing Date: 24/09/2020

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Trustee for Dementia Support

Location: Chichester

Date Posted: 17/06/2020

Closing Date: 17/09/2020

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Treasurer for Parents and Children Together (PACT) (V)

Location: Reading

Date Posted: 08/06/2020

Closing Date: 07/09/2020

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National Council Member – Scotland – The MS Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 07/06/2020

Closing Date: 07/09/2020

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National Council Member – Cymru – The MS Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 07/06/2020

Closing Date: 07/09/2020

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Trustee for Caritas Care

Location: Preston

Date Posted: 05/06/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Treasurer for The Ripple Pond

Location: Aldershot

Date Posted: 02/06/2020

Closing Date: 02/09/2020

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Reach are specialists in skilled volunteering.  The range of things you can do as a volunteer is huge – from guiding the strategic development of a charity to delivering frontline services.

Reach volunteers have built websites, designed new marketing materials, mentored young people, been legal advisors, become treasurers, advised on IT, chaired boards, undertaken audits, managed projects, worked on campaigns and analysed data - the list is extensive.

As well as a wide range of skilled volunteering positions, Reach also source trustee roles. Many people believe they lack sufficient experience to become a trustee when in fact their skills would be an ideal match for a charity's board, so it's worth finding out more about exactly what is being asked for before you decide if something is for you or not..

Reach has introduced The Trustee Works Service,  a new service for finding trustees for Charities. This matching service  is free for organistions with under £1m turnover.

 

Social entrepreneurship pioneer and Civic Ventures CEO Marc Freedman has published a book on the subject, The Big Shift. “It’s a time,” he writes, “when many have insight about what matters, a special impetus to act on this wisdom, and the ability to do so. In this respect, it’s a potential sweet spot, a confluence rather than a reinvention.”

Here are some of the ways we have found to do it.

Charities

Most charities both local and national rely heavily on the work and experience given freely by retired people.

For a comprehensive oversight of information on charities

http://www.guidestar.org.uk/Default.aspx

is supported by HM Treasury, the Charity Commission and various trusts.

If you have specialised expertise and abilities, you might like to become a consultant with Eastside Primetimers, and bring your contribute directly into community projects

https://ep-uk.org/

Or plug into the largest selection of heart-warming work opportunities on

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/ncvo-volunteering

See also:
https://do-it.org/

https://reachskills.org.uk/

Reach helps to connect volunteers with voluntary organisations

http://www.jobsincharities.co.uk/

is a specialist recruitment website for the not-for-profit and charity sectors.

http://can-online.org.uk/

Community Action Network supports and networks social entrepreneurs who are seeking  to  improve the quality of life for all, but particularly disadvantaged communities.

https://mediatrust.org/

Jobs with the Media Trust,  which acts as a broker between charities needing media skills and people who can provide these skills.