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.

NED/Treasurer Malvern Special Families

Location: Wiltshire

Date Posted: 28/12/2018

Closing Date: 27/02/2019

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Chair for Welsh Athletics

Location: Cardiff

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

Closing Date:

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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 x 4 for The Alzheimer’s Society

Location: Nationwide

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Closing Date: 14/01/2019

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Trustee (Honorary Treasurer)Liverpool Guild of Students

Location: Liverpool

Date Posted: 07/12/2018

Closing Date: 07/01/2019

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Clinical Trustee Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex

Location: South East London

Date Posted: 04/12/2018

Closing Date: 07/01/2019

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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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NEDs for the City of York Trading Ltd

Location: York

Date Posted: 23/11/2018

Closing Date: 14/12/2018

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Trustee for Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home)

Location: W Sussex

Date Posted: 23/11/2018

Closing Date: 10/12/2018

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NEDs for British Canoeing

Location: Nottingham

Date Posted: 23/11/2018

Closing Date: 31/12/2018

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Trustees for Crisis, the homelessness charity

Location: London and Nationwide

Date Posted: 22/11/2018

Closing Date:

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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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Netball Scotland Board Director

Location: Glasgow

Date Posted: 21/11/2018

Closing Date: 10/12/2018

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External Trustee for Oxford University Students Union

Location: Oxford

Date Posted: 16/11/2018

Closing Date: 03/12/2018

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Designated Safeguarding Lead & Advisor – Board of Trustees – Angel Shed Company

Location: Islington

Date Posted: 15/11/2018

Closing Date: 15/12/2018

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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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Trustee for HCYC (Harborough District Children and Young People’s Charity)

Location: South Leicestershire

Date Posted: 14/11/2018

Closing Date: 01/12/2018

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Chair for Healthwatch Hackney

Location: Hackney, North London

Date Posted: 13/11/2018

Closing Date: 03/12/2018

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Support for the Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire

Location: Nottinghamshire

Date Posted: 13/11/2018

Closing Date:

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Members of the University Governing Council – University of Derby

Location: Derby

Date Posted: 12/11/2018

Closing Date: 07/01/2019

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Board Member and Governor – Nottingham College

Location: Nottingham

Date Posted: 12/11/2018

Closing Date: 10/12/2018

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Trustee & Hon. Treasurer South London Botanical Institute

Location: South London

Date Posted: 12/11/2018

Closing Date: 31/12/2018

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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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Interim Trustee for Youth Mix

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 09/11/2018

Closing Date: 30/11/2018

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Trustees x 2 + Hon. Treasurer for Changing Faces

Location: London

Date Posted: 08/11/2018

Closing Date: 07/01/2019

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Trustee for Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Location: Liverpool

Date Posted: 08/11/2018

Closing Date: 30/11/2018

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Carers Trust Wales Advisory Committee Member

Location: Wales

Date Posted: 08/11/2018

Closing Date: 14/12/2018

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Trustee for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

Location: Birmingham

Date Posted: 08/11/2018

Closing Date: 17/12/2018

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Trustee with Field Studies Council

Location: Nationwide

Date Posted: 07/11/2018

Closing Date: 25/11/2018

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Trustee for Bradford Counselling Services (BCS)

Location: Bradford

Date Posted: 07/11/2018

Closing Date: 01/12/2018

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Trustees x 4 for Students’ Minds Charity

Location: Leeds

Date Posted: 07/11/2018

Closing Date: 07/12/2018

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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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NED Trustee for Fitzroy

Location: Flexible

Date Posted: 06/11/2018

Closing Date: 06/12/2018

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Chairman of Trustees for the Wildheart Trust

Location: Isle of Wight

Date Posted: 05/11/2018

Closing Date: 01/02/2019

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Severn Trent Water Charitable Trust Fund Trustee

Location: West Midlands

Date Posted: 05/11/2018

Closing Date: 05/01/2019

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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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Trustee for the Dog Aid Society of Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 24/10/2018

Closing Date: 15/12/2018

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Chair of the Board at START Inspiring Minds

Location: Salford, Manchester

Date Posted: 20/10/2018

Closing Date: 19/01/2019

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Trustee for Citizens Advice Bureau Torbay

Location: Torquay

Date Posted: 18/10/2018

Closing Date: 16/01/2019

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Chair of Trustees for bibic

Location: Southwark, London

Date Posted: 18/10/2018

Closing Date: 16/01/2019

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Trustee (Finance) for Campaign Bootcamp

Location: London

Date Posted: 17/10/2018

Closing Date: 15/01/2019

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Trustees for Citizens Advice at the Wirral

Location: Wirral, Merseyside

Date Posted: 17/10/2018

Closing Date: 14/12/2018

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Healthwatch Hounslow Committee Chair and Vice Chair

Location: West London

Date Posted: 15/10/2018

Closing Date: 13/01/2019

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NED for TESYouth Social Enterprise

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 15/10/2018

Closing Date: 13/01/2019

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Trustee for Peterborough Youth Services – Centre 33

Location: Peterborough

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 06/01/2019

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Chair of Trustees for People to Places

Location: Maidenhead

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 06/01/2019

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Trustees and Treasurer for the Food Train

Location: Dumfries and Galloway, West Central Scotland

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 06/01/2019

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Trustee with legal expertise for Centre 33

Location: Cambridge

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 06/01/2019

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Deputy Chair for Centre 33

Location: Cambridge

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 06/01/2019

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Fundraising Trustee for Computer Aid

Location: Hackney, London

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 06/01/2019

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Treasurer for Malvern Special Families (MSF)

Location: Wiltshire

Date Posted: 08/10/2018

Closing Date: 14/12/2018

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Treasurer for the Maypole Project

Location: Bromley, Kent

Date Posted: 04/10/2018

Closing Date: 02/01/2019

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Trustees for Our Lady of the Lillies

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 23/09/2018

Closing Date: 23/12/2018

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Non Executive Director and Trustee – Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Location: Sudbury, Suffolk

Date Posted: 28/08/2018

Closing Date: 31/12/2018

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Group Co-ordinator MS Society

Location: Dumfries and Galloway, West Central Scotland

Date Posted: 28/08/2018

Closing Date: 31/12/2018

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Trustees for Relate Northamptonshire

Location: East Midlands

Date Posted: 27/07/2018

Closing Date: 01/12/2018

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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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