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.

Governors for Motability

Location: London, Harlow

Date Posted: 09/07/2020

Closing Date:

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Trustee for The Squad Club

Location: Wimbledon

Date Posted: 07/07/2020

Closing Date: 03/08/2020

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Trustee for Para Dance UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 07/07/2020

Closing Date: 31/07/2020

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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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Treasurer for PEER (Arts Organisation)

Location: Home based, Various locations

Date Posted: 05/07/2020

Closing Date: 01/08/2020

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Trustee for Carers Together

Location: Redcar and Cleveland Middlesbrough

Date Posted: 05/07/2020

Closing Date: 19/08/2020

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Marketing Trustee Kingsley Organisation

Location: Bordon, Hampshire

Date Posted: 03/07/2020

Closing Date: 17/08/2020

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Governor (Trustee equivalent) Cripplegate Foundation

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 20/08/2020

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Treasurer/Accountant ART AGAINST KNIVES

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 11/08/2020

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Board Chair One Loud Voice

Location: Home-based London, Greater London

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 31/07/2020

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Legal Trustee The Brain Tumour Charity

Location: Fleet, Hampshire

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 31/07/2020

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Trustees Clergy Support Trust

Location: Westminster

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 16/08/2020

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Chair of Trustees and 3 Trustees Why me? Victims for Restorative Justice

Location: Home-based London, Greater London

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 10/08/2020

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Volunteer HR Committee Members – National Union of Students

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 24/07/2020

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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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Trustees | Harper Adams Students’ Union

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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Trustee with the responsibility of Human Resources West Kirby Residential School

Location: Wirral, Merseyside

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 31/07/2020

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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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Trustees x 2 for the Scottish Ensemble

Location: Glasgow

Date Posted: 01/07/2020

Closing Date: 27/07/2020

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Chair of the Board of Trustees and Trustees for The Elfrida Society

Location: London

Date Posted: 26/06/2020

Closing Date: 26/07/2020

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Trustees for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Date Posted: 24/06/2020

Closing Date: 10/07/2020

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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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Trustees for Carers First

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/06/2020

Closing Date: 27/07/2020

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Finance Trustee Samaritans

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/06/2020

Closing Date: 22/07/2020

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Treasurer for KeyRing Living Support Networks

Location: London

Date Posted: 17/06/2020

Closing Date: 17/07/2020

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Trustee for Dementia Support

Location: Chichester

Date Posted: 17/06/2020

Closing Date: 17/09/2020

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Chair of Trustees – Criminal Justice Alliance

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 16/06/2020

Closing Date: 12/07/2020

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Trustee for the KFC Foundation

Location: Woking

Date Posted: 15/06/2020

Closing Date: 03/07/2020

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Durham University – Lay Members of Council

Location: Durham

Date Posted: 13/06/2020

Closing Date: 13/07/2020

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Treasurer for New Venture Theatre, Brighton

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 08/06/2020

Closing Date: 22/07/2020

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Trustee for NSPCC/ChildLine

Location: Belfast

Date Posted: 08/06/2020

Closing Date: 17/07/2020

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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 The MS Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 07/06/2020

Closing Date: 19/07/2020

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Trustee for Caritas Care

Location: Preston

Date Posted: 05/06/2020

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Trustee for Leeds Cares

Location: Leeds

Date Posted: 05/06/2020

Closing Date: 06/07/2020

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NED HR Director for Wiltshire County FA

Location: Devises

Date Posted: 03/06/2020

Closing Date: 03/07/2020

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Trustee for The Squad Club

Location: Home based - Wimbledon

Date Posted: 03/06/2020

Closing Date: 03/08/2020

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National Council Member – England -The MS Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 03/06/2020

Closing Date: 03/09/2020

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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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Chair of the Board of Trustees for Dreams Come True

Location: City of London

Date Posted: 01/06/2020

Closing Date: 03/07/2020

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Treasurer for PEER – Arts Council

Location: Home based -London

Date Posted: 01/06/2020

Closing Date: 01/08/2020

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Board Member and Trustee for Bucks Students’ Union

Location: High Wycombe

Date Posted: 23/05/2020

Closing Date: 07/07/2020

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Trustees for the Clergy Support Trust

Location: Westminster, Greater London

Date Posted: 20/05/2020

Closing Date: 16/08/2020

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Marketing and Fundraising Trustee Atal Y Fro

Location: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Date Posted: 14/05/2020

Closing Date: 12/08/2020

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Treasurer/Accountant ART AGAINST KNIVES

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 12/05/2020

Closing Date: 11/08/2020

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Trustee – Finance Lead Underground Lights

Location: Coventry - home based

Date Posted: 04/05/2020

Closing Date: 04/08/2020

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Chair of Trustees for Adoption UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/05/2020

Closing Date: 30/07/2020

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Treasurer for Kingston Carers’ Network

Location: Surbiton, Greater London

Date Posted: 23/04/2020

Closing Date: 23/07/2020

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Trustees: Secretary, Treasurer and General, Holy Cow Community Events

Location: Aylesbury

Date Posted: 21/04/2020

Closing Date: 17/07/2020

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Treasurer Raising Futures Kenya

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 21/04/2020

Closing Date: 19/07/2020

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Trustee and Treasurer for Swarthmore Care home

Location: Gerrards Cross

Date Posted: 21/04/2020

Closing Date: 17/07/2020

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Trustees for DASU – Domestic Abuse Safety Unit

Location: Deeside - Flintchire

Date Posted: 16/04/2020

Closing Date: 15/07/2020

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Chair and Trustees for Abbeyfield St Albans Society – Grace Muriel House

Location: Greater London, St Abans Hertfordshire

Date Posted: 16/04/2020

Closing Date: 15/07/2020

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Trustees for Kinergy -specialist counselling agency (V)

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 16/04/2020

Closing Date: 15/07/2020

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Trustee for The English Association

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 16/04/2020

Closing Date: 15/07/2020

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Chair of Trustees Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

Location: Exeter

Date Posted: 15/04/2020

Closing Date: 08/07/2020

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Governance and Risk Trustee Team Kenya

Location: Home based - NE England

Date Posted: 14/04/2020

Closing Date: 07/07/2020

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Board Member and Trustee Bucks Students’ Union

Location: HP11, High Wycombe

Date Posted: 14/04/2020

Closing Date: 07/07/2020

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Trustees for Poetry London

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 10/03/2020

Closing Date: 08/06/2020

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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.