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.

Trustees for the Marks Hall Estate

Location: Essex

Date Posted: 12/06/2019

Closing Date: 23/08/2019

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Volunteers with Retirement Postponed.

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Date Posted: 11/06/2019

Closing Date: 04/08/2019

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Business Development Volunteer – Camberwell After School Project (CASP)

Location: Camberwell SE London

Date Posted: 11/06/2019

Closing Date: 31/08/2019

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Board Member with Policy Skills for New Leaf Support

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 11/06/2019

Closing Date: 09/09/2019

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Treasurer and Trustees for Solace Women’s Aid

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 10/06/2019

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

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Trustee/Director for the Community Furniture Stores

Location: York

Date Posted: 10/06/2019

Closing Date: 30/09/2019

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Treasurer for North Yorkshire Community Museum (Beck Isle Museum)

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Date Posted: 10/06/2019

Closing Date: 30/11/2019

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IT/Graphics focused volunteer for Pandas Foundation

Location: Oswestry

Date Posted: 10/06/2019

Closing Date: 31/07/2019

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NED for Inclusion and Diversity for Healthwatch Hampshire

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Date Posted: 07/06/2019

Closing Date: 28/06/2019

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Trustee for Medical Aid for Palestinians

Location: London

Date Posted: 07/06/2019

Closing Date: 05/07/2019

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Chair and Trustees for Andover Mind

Location: Andover

Date Posted: 07/06/2019

Closing Date: 05/07/2019

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Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Victoria Hall Trust

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 06/06/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Chair of the Board of Trustees for Football Beyond Borders

Location: London

Date Posted: 06/06/2019

Closing Date: 15/07/2019

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Lay Members for The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)

Location: London

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 01/07/2019

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Trustees for Derby Theatre

Location: Derby

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 21/06/2019

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Trustee for Voices

Location: Bath and North East Somerset

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 21/09/2019

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Trustees for WheelPower

Location: Aylesbury

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

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Board Members for Youth Futures Foundation

Location: London

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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NEDs for Healthwatch Hampshire

Location: Winchester

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 28/06/2019

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Treasurer – The British Horse Society

Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

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Trustee for Meningitis Now

Location: Stroud

Date Posted: 05/06/2019

Closing Date: 24/06/2019

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Treasurer for the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre

Location:

Date Posted: 04/06/2019

Closing Date: 01/09/2019

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Trustees for The Dalgarno Trust

Location: Kensington

Date Posted: 02/06/2019

Closing Date: 29/08/2019

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Trustee for The Voice of Domestic Workers (Finance)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/06/2019

Closing Date: 31/08/2019

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NED for Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Location: Rochdale

Date Posted: 01/06/2019

Closing Date: 14/06/2019

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Trustee for People In Need (PIN) UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/06/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Chair for Victim Support Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 01/06/2019

Closing Date: 21/06/2019

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Trustee Director for Munro Health

Location: West London

Date Posted: 01/06/2019

Closing Date: 29/08/2019

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Trustee for the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance

Location: London

Date Posted: 31/05/2019

Closing Date: 29/08/2019

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Chairperson Board of Trustees at Metabolic Support UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 31/05/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Trustee for The Child Accident Prevention Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 29/05/2019

Closing Date: 28/06/2019

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Trustees, Secretary, Treasurer and Chair for Croydon RSPCA

Location: South London

Date Posted: 28/05/2019

Closing Date: 26/08/2019

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NED for New International Encounter (NIE)

Location: Cambridge

Date Posted: 27/05/2019

Closing Date: 02/07/2019

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Trustee for Dementia Concern (DC)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 27/05/2019

Closing Date: 31/07/2019

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NED for England Athletics

Location: United Kingdom

Date Posted: 24/05/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Treasurer and Trustee for (new) Sunshine Charity

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 22/05/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Revolving Doors Agency

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 22/05/2019

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

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Fundraising Trustee for HealthProm

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/05/2019

Closing Date: 24/06/2019

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Trustees for the Bridge Renewal Trust

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 22/05/2019

Closing Date: 19/08/2019

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NED – Corporate Finance – for Peace Ops

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/05/2019

Closing Date:

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Employment Preparation Coach / Mentor for the Shaw trust

Location: Norwich

Date Posted: 20/05/2019

Closing Date:

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Treasurer for Drumchapel Amateurs (FC)

Location: Glasgow

Date Posted: 20/05/2019

Closing Date:

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Trustee (Fundraising) for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/05/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Trustee for Meningitis Now

Location: Gloucestershire

Date Posted: 20/05/2019

Closing Date: 24/06/2019

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Honorary Treasurer for Exeter Community Initiatives

Location: Exeter

Date Posted: 17/05/2019

Closing Date: 17/06/2019

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Trustees x 2 for the Bank of Scotland Foundation

Location: Scotland

Date Posted: 16/05/2019

Closing Date: 14/06/2019

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Independent Trustee – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Location: Leicester

Date Posted: 16/05/2019

Closing Date: 12/06/2019

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Women’s Aid Board of Trustees positions

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 16/05/2019

Closing Date: 24/06/2019

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Chair of Trustees for The Public Law Project (PLP)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 16/05/2019

Closing Date: 03/06/2019

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Trustee for The Talk Education Partnership (TEP)

Location: Ware, Herts

Date Posted: 16/05/2019

Closing Date: 14/08/2019

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Trustee for Addaction (Medical)

Location: Nationwide

Date Posted: 15/05/2019

Closing Date: 12/06/2019

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Trustee for Buglife

Location: United Kingdom

Date Posted: 14/05/2019

Closing Date: 28/06/2019

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Board Director for the Rock Trust

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 14/05/2019

Closing Date: 14/06/2019

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Trustees for The Hawk and Owl Trust

Location: Fakenham, Norfolk

Date Posted: 13/05/2019

Closing Date: 06/08/2019

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Trustee for Friends of The Holy Land

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 13/05/2019

Closing Date: 17/06/2019

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Honorary Treasurer for The Scotia Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 10/05/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

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Trustee for the On Your Bike board

Location: Taunton

Date Posted: 10/05/2019

Closing Date: 08/08/2019

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Trustee for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Location: London

Date Posted: 10/05/2019

Closing Date: 14/06/2019

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Trustee for Artspace Brighton

Location: Brighton

Date Posted: 09/05/2019

Closing Date: 07/08/2019

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Trustee for Caer Las

Location: Swansea

Date Posted: 03/05/2019

Closing Date: 01/08/2019

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Trustee for The Arkbound Foundation

Location: Glasgow

Date Posted: 03/05/2019

Closing Date: 03/08/2019

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Treasurer and Trustees for Bournemouth Sea Cadets

Location: Bournemouth

Date Posted: 02/05/2019

Closing Date: 31/07/2019

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Trustees for the Bethel Health and Healing Network

Location: Birmingham

Date Posted: 02/05/2019

Closing Date: 01/08/2019

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Trustee Chair (Royal Blind Group Pension Scheme)

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 01/05/2019

Closing Date: 24/05/2019

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Trustee for Sight Support Derbyshire (SSD)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 30/04/2019

Closing Date: 29/07/2019

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Trustee for Citizens Advice Greater Manchester

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 29/04/2019

Closing Date: 28/07/2019

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TRUSTEE / DIRECTOR MAYFIELD NURSERIES

Location: Southampton

Date Posted: 24/04/2019

Closing Date: 23/07/2019

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Volunteer Trustee (Comms and Marketing) at The Helen Taylor Thompson Foundation (operating as CAN)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 24/04/2019

Closing Date: 24/07/2019

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Volunteer Trustee with Social Enterprise and Charity Leadership Experience for CAN

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 24/04/2019

Closing Date: 24/07/2019

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HR & Training Director for Wiltshire and Swindon Credit Union

Location: Salisbury

Date Posted: 18/04/2019

Closing Date: 17/07/2019

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Treasurer/Financial Strategist for inVOLve Community Services

Location: Bracknell

Date Posted: 17/04/2019

Closing Date: 16/07/2019

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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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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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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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Trustee (Marketing) for Age Concern Bracknell Forest

Location: Bracknell

Date Posted: 03/04/2019

Closing Date: 01/07/2019

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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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Treasurer for Advice4Renters

Location: Brent, London

Date Posted: 29/03/2019

Closing Date: 27/06/2019

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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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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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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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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.