because there's more to life

We're here to help you meet the challenges, keep active, stay interested, feel secure, enjoy life and most of all, keep going.

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.

Treasurer for Spires (Homeless charity)

Location: London

Date Posted: 18/02/2019

Closing Date: 18/03/2019

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Lay Members for Recruitment Advisory Committee

Location: Wiltshire, Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Date Posted: 18/02/2019

Closing Date: 15/03/2019

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Trustees x 2 for The Agnes Hunter Trust

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 14/02/2019

Closing Date: 08/03/2019

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Trustee Board Director for Liverpool Hope Students’ Union

Location: Liverpool

Date Posted: 14/02/2019

Closing Date: 08/04/2019

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Trustees x 2 for Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

Location: Croydon, South London

Date Posted: 12/02/2019

Closing Date: 11/03/2019

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Chair of Trustees Board at The Bat Conservation Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 12/02/2019

Closing Date: 25/03/2019

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Independent Trustees for Libraries Unlimited

Location: Devon

Date Posted: 12/02/2019

Closing Date: 04/03/2019

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Trustee Treasurer for Projects4Change

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 11/02/2019

Closing Date: 11/05/2019

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Legal Trustee for Sport 4 Life UK

Location: Birmingham

Date Posted: 11/02/2019

Closing Date: 22/02/2019

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Trustees for the PIOT Foundation

Location: London

Date Posted: 09/02/2019

Closing Date: 10/05/2019

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MAPPA Lay Adviser Cleveland

Location: Cleveland

Date Posted: 09/02/2019

Closing Date: 01/03/2019

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Trustee for the Shannon Trust

Location: London

Date Posted: 08/02/2019

Closing Date: 07/04/2019

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Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC)

Location: London

Date Posted: 08/02/2019

Closing Date: 01/03/2019

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Trustees for the Camden Canals & Narrowboat Association

Location: London

Date Posted: 07/02/2019

Closing Date: 08/05/2019

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Trustees for the RSPCA Sussex, Chichester & District Branch

Location: Chichester

Date Posted: 07/02/2019

Closing Date: 31/03/2019

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Chair of the Board of Trustees for Bike for Good

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 06/02/2019

Closing Date: 03/03/2019

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Trustees for the Heart of Kent Hospice

Location: Aylesford

Date Posted: 06/02/2019

Closing Date: 28/02/2019

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Chair and Trustees for Proforma (Arts Charity)

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 05/02/2019

Closing Date: 24/02/2019

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Trustee for CAMEO Day Care Services

Location: Surrey

Date Posted: 05/02/2019

Closing Date: 06/05/2019

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Trustees for the Bethel Health and Healing Network

Location: West Midlands

Date Posted: 05/02/2019

Closing Date: 06/05/2019

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Lay Adviser, Dorset, for MAPPA (HM Prison and Probation Service)

Location: Dorset

Date Posted: 04/02/2019

Closing Date: 15/03/2019

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Chair for British Council – Scotland Advisory Committee

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 04/02/2019

Closing Date: 04/03/2019

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Treasurer for Advice4Renters

Location: Brent, NW London

Date Posted: 03/02/2019

Closing Date: 11/03/2019

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NED Finance for Hockey Wales

Location: Cardiff

Date Posted: 02/02/2019

Closing Date: 19/02/2019

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Treasurer for CAPE (MentalHealth Charity)

Location: Ealing, West London

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 20/03/2019

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Trustee for OnSide (National Youth Charity)

Location: Greater Manchester

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 25/02/2019

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Trustee for Women for Women International- UK (WfWI-UK)

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 25/02/2019

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Trustee – Honorary Treasurer – Liverpool Guild of Students

Location: Liverpool

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 25/02/2019

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Treasurer for Porchlight (Homeless Charity)

Location: Kent

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 01/05/2019

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Hon. Sec. for The Oxfordshire Campaign to Protect Rural England

Location: Oxford

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 02/05/2019

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Board Members – West Lothian College

Location: West Lothian

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 22/02/2019

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Trustee for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Location: London

Date Posted: 28/01/2019

Closing Date: 17/02/2019

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Board Member for Wirral Methodist Housing Association

Location: Wirral, Merseyside

Date Posted: 25/01/2019

Closing Date: 22/02/2019

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Charity Trustees x 2 for Chance for Childhood (Africa)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 25/01/2019

Closing Date: 17/02/2019

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Trustee for Fulham Good Neighbours

Location: London

Date Posted: 25/01/2019

Closing Date: 25/04/2019

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Independent Board Members, Great Britain China Centre

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/01/2019

Closing Date: 24/02/2019

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Trustee for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

Location: London

Date Posted: 22/01/2019

Closing Date: 22/03/2019

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Trustee for the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Location: London

Date Posted: 22/01/2019

Closing Date: 22/02/2019

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Trustee for Railway Paths Limited

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/01/2019

Closing Date: 08/03/2019

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MAPPA Lay Advisors x 2 Warwickshire

Location: Warwickshire

Date Posted: 21/01/2019

Closing Date: 22/02/2019

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Trustee for the Forever Hounds Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 21/01/2019

Closing Date: 21/04/2019

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Hon Treasurer for Environmental Charity

Location: Norwich

Date Posted: 21/01/2019

Closing Date: 08/02/2019

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Governor (Finance) – The Legal Education Foundation

Location: London+

Date Posted: 18/01/2019

Closing Date: 15/02/2019

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Trustee (with financial expertise) for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 18/01/2019

Closing Date: 18/02/2019

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Trustees x 2 for The Story Museum

Location: Oxford

Date Posted: 18/01/2019

Closing Date: 15/02/2019

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Trustee for Relate (N & SW Sussex)

Location: Crawley

Date Posted: 15/01/2019

Closing Date: 15/04/2019

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Chair of Trustee Board for The Air Ambulance Service

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 15/01/2019

Closing Date: 15/04/2019

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Treasurer for Deafblind UK

Location: Peterborough

Date Posted: 14/01/2019

Closing Date: 14/04/2019

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Trustee for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 14/01/2019

Closing Date: 14/04/2019

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Trustees for Families Against Violence

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 11/01/2019

Closing Date: 08/02/2019

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Trustee – Overseas Director for Purple Field Productions

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 11/01/2019

Closing Date: 11/04/2019

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Trustee for Cotswold Archaeology

Location: Cirencester

Date Posted: 11/01/2019

Closing Date: 28/02/2019

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Trustee for The IARS International Institute

Location:

Date Posted: 10/01/2019

Closing Date: 10/04/2019

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Trustee (SEN) for The Children’s Trust

Location: Tadworth, Surrey

Date Posted: 09/01/2019

Closing Date: 28/01/2019

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Finance Director for Tennis Wales

Location: Cardiff

Date Posted: 08/01/2019

Closing Date: 28/02/2019

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Treasurer for The Greater London Fund for the Blind

Location: London

Date Posted: 04/01/2019

Closing Date: 28/02/2019

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Treasurer for Jackson Lane

Location: London

Date Posted: 03/01/2019

Closing Date: 04/04/2019

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Treasurer/Trustee for the Baby Bank Network

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 02/01/2019

Closing Date: 02/03/2019

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Treasurer for The Maypole Project

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 02/01/2019

Closing Date: 04/04/2019

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NED/Treasurer Malvern Special Families

Location: Wiltshire

Date Posted: 28/12/2018

Closing Date: 27/02/2019

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Trustees for Independent Advocacy

Location: Kenilworth

Date Posted: 19/12/2018

Closing Date: 19/03/2019

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Chair for Independent Advocacy

Location: Kenilworth

Date Posted: 19/12/2018

Closing Date: 19/03/2019

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Honorary Treasurer and Trustee for DeafKidz International

Location: Rugby, West Midlands

Date Posted: 17/12/2018

Closing Date: 17/03/2019

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Volunteering with Retirement Postponed.

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

Closing Date: 08/03/2019

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Trustee for Transforming Autism Project

Location: Kingston-upon-Thames

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

Closing Date: 11/03/2019

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Trustee for CBM (Disability Charity)

Location: Cambridge

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Closing Date: 01/02/2019

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Trustee for the Hoxton Trust

Location: Hackney, London

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Closing Date: 10/03/2019

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Trustee/Chair Stratford Village Board

Location: London

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Closing Date:

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Trustees for OCD Action

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 04/12/2018

Closing Date: 04/03/2019

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Trustee/Treasurer for The Olive Ridley Project

Location: Flexible

Date Posted: 22/11/2018

Closing Date: 20/02/2019

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Trustees for Voluntary Action Islington

Location: Islington

Date Posted: 22/11/2018

Closing Date: 20/02/2019

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Treasurer for United Social Ventures

Location: International-Uganda

Date Posted: 14/11/2018

Closing Date: 12/02/2019

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Treasurer for The Colombian Caravana

Location: London and UK

Date Posted: 14/11/2018

Closing Date: 12/02/2019

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Trustees for Revolving Doors Agency

Location: Southwark, London

Date Posted: 09/11/2018

Closing Date: 07/02/2019

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Independent Director for Greyhound Trust

Location: Horley, Surrey

Date Posted: 06/11/2018

Closing Date: 04/02/2019

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Trustees for the Hamelin Trust

Location: Essex

Date Posted: 06/11/2018

Closing Date: 04/02/2019

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Executive Chair for The Abbeyfield (Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead) Society Limited

Location: Berkhamsted

Date Posted: 04/11/2018

Closing Date: 31/01/2019

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Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Trustees for Bridgwater Arts Centre

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset

Date Posted: 01/11/2018

Closing Date: 30/01/2019

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Trustee for the Revolution Foundation

Location: South East

Date Posted: 27/10/2018

Closing Date: 25/01/2019

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Trustee for Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS)

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 24/10/2018

Closing Date: 25/11/2018

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Chair of Trustees for Feltham Community Chaplaincy Trust

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/10/2018

Closing Date: 22/01/2019

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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.

www.cfappointments.com/

CF Appointments specialises in recruitment of senior executive talent for the charity and non profit sector

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.

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