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.

Trustee for York Museums Trust

Location: York

Date Posted: 17/02/2020

Closing Date: 24/03/2020

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Trustees for The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London

Date Posted: 17/02/2020

Closing Date: 08/03/2020

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Non Executive Director The Boat Race Company Limited

Location: London

Date Posted: 17/02/2020

Closing Date: 02/03/2020

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Trustees for Age Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Date Posted: 10/02/2020

Closing Date: 01/03/2020

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Board Members – Women’s Pioneer Housing Association

Location: White City - London

Date Posted: 09/02/2020

Closing Date: 09/03/2020

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Independent Director National Union of Students

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 07/02/2020

Closing Date: 27/02/2020

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Treasurer for the British Dragonfly Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 07/02/2020

Closing Date: 31/03/2020

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Wales Rugby League Non-Executive Directors

Location: UK/Wales

Date Posted: 06/02/2020

Closing Date: 28/02/2020

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Chair for NCVO -the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Location: London

Date Posted: 05/02/2020

Closing Date: 16/03/2020

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Treasurer for Wiltshire Rural Music

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 05/02/2020

Closing Date: 05/05/2020

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Trustees for Discovery (Dimensions UK Group)

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset

Date Posted: 04/02/2020

Closing Date: 02/03/2020

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Safeguarding Trustee Angel Shed Theatre Company

Location: Home based -London

Date Posted: 03/02/2020

Closing Date: 20/03/2020

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Trustee with HR Expertise Lymphoma Action

Location: Aylesbury

Date Posted: 02/02/2020

Closing Date: 02/03/2020

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Treasurer for Abbeyfield Kings Langley

Location: Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

Date Posted: 01/02/2020

Closing Date: 27/04/2020

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Prospect Hospice

Location: Swindon

Date Posted: 01/02/2020

Closing Date: 26/02/2020

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Chair of Trustees for The Plunkett Foundation

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire, with most meetings held in Central London

Date Posted: 01/02/2020

Closing Date: 27/02/2020

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Trustee – Legal Expertise WellChild

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire City of London, Greater London

Date Posted: 27/01/2020

Closing Date: 06/03/2020

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Independent People Committee Member for Parkinson’s UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/01/2020

Closing Date: 16/02/2020

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Aberlour Child Care Trust – Chair of the Board of Trustees

Location: Stirling

Date Posted: 22/01/2020

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

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Trustee with communications expertise NAT (National AIDS Trust)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 22/01/2020

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

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Fundraising Trustees for WellChild

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, City of London, Greater London

Date Posted: 22/01/2020

Closing Date: 06/03/2020

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Advisory Group and Committee roles The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 21/01/2020

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

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Chair of Trustees for Abandon Normal Devices

Location: Home-based Manchester, Greater Manchester

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

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Chair of Trustees Plunkett Foundation

Location: Woodstock Oxfordshire and London

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 28/02/2020

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Finance Trustee East Grinstead Museum

Location: W.Sussex

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 28/02/2020

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Trustees – Golden Lane Housing

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

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Trustee for Modern Art Oxford

Location: Oxford

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 28/02/2020

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Dreamland Heritage Trust

Location: Margate

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 10/02/2020

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Trustee for Together for Mental Wellbeing

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 10/02/2020

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Trustees for Wooden Spoon (Childrens Rugby Charity)

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/01/2020

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

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Trustees (Adult Social Care) The Avalon Group

Location: Harrogate

Date Posted: 14/01/2020

Closing Date: 13/04/2020

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Trustees (Criminal Justice sector & Music Industry expertise) The Irene Taylor Trust

Location: Shoreditch, Greater London

Date Posted: 14/01/2020

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

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Independent Trustees & Independent Non-Executive Director | Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Location: Leicestershire

Date Posted: 14/01/2020

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

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NED for British Athletes Commission

Location: London and Nationwide

Date Posted: 10/01/2020

Closing Date: 19/02/2020

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Trustee (Chair and Chief Executive Officer) Head2Head Theatre

Location: Surrey

Date Posted: 10/01/2020

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

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Trustees for The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Location: Windsor and Maidenhead

Date Posted: 10/01/2020

Closing Date: 09/04/2020

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Chair of the Board and External Governors for Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Location: Brighton

Date Posted: 06/01/2020

Closing Date: 03/02/2020

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Digital Trustee + 2 other posts for Carer Support Wiltshire

Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Date Posted: 06/01/2020

Closing Date: 06/04/2020

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Fundraising Trustee for Russam-GMS

Location: Marylebone, Greater London

Date Posted: 06/01/2020

Closing Date: 07/02/2020

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Treasurer for Rubbish Friends

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Date Posted: 05/01/2020

Closing Date: 05/04/2020

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Trustees for Pelvic Radiation Disease Association

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 03/01/2020

Closing Date: 02/04/2020

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Chair of Governors at York College

Location: York

Date Posted: 23/12/2019

Closing Date: 10/02/2020

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Governor for Nottingham College

Location: Nottingham

Date Posted: 23/12/2019

Closing Date: 03/02/2020

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Treasurer/Trustee for The National Network for the Education of Care leavers (NNECL)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 23/12/2019

Closing Date: 18/03/2020

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Trustees for St. Catherine’s Hospice

Location: Crawley

Date Posted: 23/12/2019

Closing Date: 21/02/2020

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Trustees (Marketing, Treasurer and Fundraising) for Greater Manchester Immigration Aid

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 20/12/2019

Closing Date: 16/03/2019

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NED for The Welding Institute

Location: Cambridge

Date Posted: 20/12/2019

Closing Date: 19/01/2020

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Trustee for the Thames Water Trust Fund

Location: London

Date Posted: 19/12/2019

Closing Date: 16/03/2020

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Chairperson for Work Stress Solutions

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Date Posted: 19/12/2019

Closing Date: 17/03/2020

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Trustees for Swarthmore Care home

Location: Gerrards Cross, Bucks

Date Posted: 06/12/2019

Closing Date: 05/03/2020

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Volunteers with Retirement Postponed.

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Date Posted: 05/12/2019

Closing Date: 03/02/2020

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Trustees for Coldharbour Mill Trust Ltd

Location: Cullompton, Devon

Date Posted: 03/12/2019

Closing Date: 02/03/2020

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Chair of Trustees for EnhanceAble

Location: Kingston upon Thames, Greater London

Date Posted: 03/12/2019

Closing Date: 02/03/2020

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Trustee Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

Location: Ringwood, Hants

Date Posted: 27/11/2019

Closing Date: 27/02/2019

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Trustees for Keech Hospice Care

Location: Luton

Date Posted: 27/11/2019

Closing Date: 27/02/2020

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Hampshire Committee Member/s Crimestoppers

Location: Hampshire

Date Posted: 26/11/2019

Closing Date: 23/02/2020

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Trustee for City Gateway

Location: London

Date Posted: 26/11/2019

Closing Date: 24/02/2020

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Trustees for the Young Carers Development Trust

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 26/11/2019

Closing Date: 24/02/2020

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Trustee and Treasurer for Rape & Sexual Violence Project

Location: Birmingham

Date Posted: 26/11/2019

Closing Date: 26/02/2020

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Chair for the Lichfield Garrick Theatre

Location: Lichfield

Date Posted: 25/11/2019

Closing Date: 20/02/2020

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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.

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.