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/Financial Strategist for inVOLve Community Services

Location: Bracknell

Date Posted: 17/04/2019

Closing Date: 16/07/2019

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Volunteer Non Executive Director for Age UK Lancashire

Location: Chorley, Lancs

Date Posted: 17/04/2019

Closing Date: 31/05/2019

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Trustee with legal experience for Winchester Science Centre (WSC)

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Date Posted: 17/04/2019

Closing Date: 16/07/2019

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Volunteering with Retirement Postponed.

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Date Posted: 16/04/2019

Closing Date: 06/06/2019

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Trustees for Care for the Carers

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Date Posted: 16/04/2019

Closing Date: 15/07/2019

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Treasurer for Westway Community Transport (V)

Location: Notting Hill, London

Date Posted: 15/04/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Three+ Trustees for The Kaloko Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 15/04/2019

Closing Date: 12/05/2019

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Treasurer and Co-Treasurer for the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Location: London

Date Posted: 10/04/2019

Closing Date: 03/05/2019

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Trustees for Electrical Safety First (ESF)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 08/04/2019

Closing Date: 13/05/2019

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Trustee – Nursing Specialist – for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice

Location: Poole, Dorset

Date Posted: 08/04/2019

Closing Date: 07/07/2019

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Branch Chair – RSPCA Croydon, Crystal Palace & District Branch

Location: Croydon

Date Posted: 08/04/2019

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

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Members of the Board of Governors for the University for the Creative Arts

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Date Posted: 05/04/2019

Closing Date: 22/04/2019

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Trustee for Youth Mix

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 05/04/2019

Closing Date: 22/04/2019

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Chair for Wales Advisory Committee at the British Council

Location: Cardiff

Date Posted: 05/04/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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NEDs for ExtraCare Retail Ltd

Location: Coventry

Date Posted: 05/04/2019

Closing Date: 19/04/2019

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Trustee for the Cransley Hospice Trust (Kettering)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 04/04/2019

Closing Date: 24/04/2019

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Trustee (Marketing) for Age Concern Bracknell Forest

Location: Bracknell

Date Posted: 03/04/2019

Closing Date: 01/07/2019

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Trustees for The Site Gallery

Location: Sheffield

Date Posted: 03/04/2019

Closing Date: 03/05/2019

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Trustees x 2 for The Wessex Museums Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 03/04/2019

Closing Date: 07/05/2019

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Chair for Wales Advisory Committee of British Council

Location: Cardiff

Date Posted: 03/04/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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Interim Chair of Trustees for Leeds Mencap

Location: Yorkshire

Date Posted: 02/04/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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Trustee for Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Location: Chester Area

Date Posted: 02/04/2019

Closing Date: 24/05/2019

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Social media and communications trustee RefugeeEd

Location: New Cross, London

Date Posted: 01/04/2019

Closing Date: 01/07/2019

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Trustee for Engineers Without Borders UK

Location: London

Date Posted: 29/03/2019

Closing Date: 20/05/2019

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Treasurer for Advice4Renters

Location: Brent, London

Date Posted: 29/03/2019

Closing Date: 27/06/2019

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Trustee (with financial management background) for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Location: London

Date Posted: 28/03/2019

Closing Date: 17/04/2019

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The Hamlet Charity seeks Trustees

Location: Norwich

Date Posted: 28/03/2019

Closing Date: 17/05/2019

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Chair (Woman) of the Board of Trustees for WOMEN IN PRISON

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 28/03/2019

Closing Date: 23/04/2019

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Treasurer for The Matthew Tree Project

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 27/03/2019

Closing Date: 25/06/2019

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Public Sector Trustee Vacancy for WellChild

Location: Nationwide

Date Posted: 27/03/2019

Closing Date: 18/04/2019

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Chair of Trustees for Allsorts Gloucestershire

Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire

Date Posted: 27/03/2019

Closing Date: 17/04/2019

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Trustee Treasurer for Lymphoma charity

Location: Aylesbury

Date Posted: 27/03/2019

Closing Date: 26/04/2019

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Trustee with a financial management background for MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES UK

Location: London

Date Posted: 26/03/2019

Closing Date: 17/04/2019

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Scout Association – Trustee Lead for Safeguarding

Location: London

Date Posted: 22/03/2019

Closing Date: 26/04/2019

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Chair for Cruse Bereavement Care

Location: London

Date Posted: 22/03/2019

Closing Date: 29/04/2019

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Trustees for The Bristol & Bath Parks Foundation

Location: Bristol and Bath

Date Posted: 21/03/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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Chair of Trustees- Chiswick House and Gardens Trust

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/03/2019

Closing Date: 16/04/2019

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Trustee and Treasurer for Belong (charity reducing the harm caused by crime)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 15/03/2019

Closing Date: 13/06/2019

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Treasurer for The SWAN Project

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 14/03/2019

Closing Date: 12/06/2019

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Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Eikon Charity

Location: New Haw, Surrey

Date Posted: 14/03/2019

Closing Date: 23/04/2019

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NED for Yourcare(Croydon) Ltd

Location: Croydon

Date Posted: 14/03/2019

Closing Date:

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Trustee for Community Transport Waltham Forest

Location: Walthamstow

Date Posted: 13/03/2019

Closing Date: 11/06/2019

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Chair of Strategic Development Board Southwark Children’s Centres

Location: London

Date Posted: 13/03/2019

Closing Date: 11/06/2019

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Chair of Trustees – GASP Motor Project

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Date Posted: 13/03/2019

Closing Date: 11/06/2019

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Trustee for Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS)

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Date Posted: 13/03/2019

Closing Date: 16/05/2019

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Chair of Trustees for Prospect Hospice

Location: Swindon

Date Posted: 12/03/2019

Closing Date: 19/04/2019

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Chair and Trustees for the African Prisons Project

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 08/03/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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Trustee for new Climbing Social Enterprise

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 07/03/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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Trustee for Bath City Farm

Location: Bath

Date Posted: 04/03/2019

Closing Date: 30/05/2019

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Trustee/Chair for Bright Futures UK (BFUK)

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/03/2019

Closing Date: 30/05/2019

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Business Trustee for Refugee Resource

Location: Oxfordshire

Date Posted: 26/02/2019

Closing Date: 26/05/2019

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Trustees x 3 for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 25/02/2019

Closing Date: 30/04/2019

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Chair of Trustees for Learning Through Horses

Location: North London

Date Posted: 20/02/2019

Closing Date: 21/05/2019

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Trustees for Learning Through Horses

Location: North London

Date Posted: 20/02/2019

Closing Date: 21/05/2019

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Steering Committee Member (Company Director) for the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 19/02/2019

Closing Date: 20/05/2019

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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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Trustees for the Camden Canals & Narrowboat Association

Location: London

Date Posted: 07/02/2019

Closing Date: 08/05/2019

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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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Treasurer for Porchlight (Homeless Charity)

Location: Kent

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Closing Date: 01/05/2019

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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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Trustee for the Forever Hounds Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 21/01/2019

Closing Date: 21/04/2019

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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.