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.

Honorary Treasurer – The Mammal Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 30/04/2021

Closing Date: 15/04/2021

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Chair of Waterwise – The Waterwise Project

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 15/04/2021

Closing Date: 26/05/2021

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Legal Trustee – Cleft Lip and Palate Association

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 15/04/2021

Closing Date: 30/05/2021

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Trustee – Secretary The Karen Hilltribes Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 12/04/2021

Closing Date: 12/07/2021

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Trustee for the Royal School of Needlework

Location: London

Date Posted: 09/04/2021

Closing Date: 29/05/2021

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Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding Adults

Location: W London

Date Posted: 08/04/2021

Closing Date: 23/05/2021

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Secretary of State’s Honorary Advisory Medical Panel on Driving and Disorders of the Nervous System

Location: London/Swansea

Date Posted: 06/04/2021

Closing Date: 06/05/2021

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Trustee for Alternatives to Violence Project

Location: London

Date Posted: 05/04/2021

Closing Date: 05/07/2021

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Trustee for UK New Artists

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 04/04/2021

Closing Date: 04/05/2021

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Trustee for The Rural Urban Synthesis Society

Location: London

Date Posted: 02/04/2021

Closing Date: 02/05/2021

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NED for Healthwatch Wokingham

Location: Wokingham

Date Posted: 01/04/2021

Closing Date: 26/04/2021

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Trustee (Financial experience required) The Geographical Association

Location: Sheffield

Date Posted: 01/04/2021

Closing Date: 30/04/2021

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Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel for Driving and Diabetes Mellitus

Location: London/Swansea

Date Posted: 22/03/2021

Closing Date: 06/05/2021

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Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group – Members

Location: London

Date Posted: 12/03/2021

Closing Date: 12/04/2021

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Theatres Trust – Chair and 5 x Trustees

Location: London

Date Posted: 09/03/2021

Closing Date: 09/04/2021

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Chair/Co-Chair & Trustee Opportunities at Exeter Northcott Theatre

Location: Exeter, Devon

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 29/03/2021

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Board Treasurer for Bowel Research UK

Location: Central London

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 19/03/2021

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Trustee for Manor House Development Trust

Location: North London

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 15/03/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees – The Bell Foundation

Location: Nationwide

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 23/03/2021

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Chair and NEDs for the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 18/03/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees – The Tiny Lives Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 31/03/2021

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The Bike Project – Chair of Trustees

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 28/03/2021

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FINANCE TRUSTEE – Hampstead Arts Festival

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 22/03/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Dog A.I.D.

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 13/04/2021

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Trustee for The Clock Tower Sanctuary

Location: Brighton

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 29/03/2021

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Lay Trustee – British Thoracic Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/03/2021

Closing Date: 19/03/2021

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Trustee for ScotsCare

Location: London

Date Posted: 20/02/2021

Closing Date: 15/03/2021

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Finance Trustee and NED for FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN

Location: Exeter, Devon

Date Posted: 19/02/2021

Closing Date: 19/03/2021

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Trustee for Glyndebourne Productions Ltd

Location: Sussex

Date Posted: 18/02/2021

Closing Date: 15/03/2021

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Clinical Trustee | St Clare Hospice

Location: Essex

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 08/03/2021

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Trustee x3 for the Garden Museum

Location: London

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 08/03/2021

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Chair of Board of Trustees – The Pankhurst Trust

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 26/03/2021

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Trustee for the Sunderland Empire Theatre Trust

Location: Sunderland

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 05/03/2021

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Treasurer – Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

Location: London

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 10/03/2021

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Chair-designate The Autism Group

Location: Maidenhead

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 18/05/2021

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Trustees x2 | Electrical Safety First

Location: London

Date Posted: 16/02/2021

Closing Date: 08/03/2021

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Chair of Trustees Jeans for Genes Campaign

Location: London

Date Posted: 12/02/2021

Closing Date: 23/03/2021

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Treasurer and Trustees | Small Charities Coalition

Location: UK

Date Posted: 12/02/2021

Closing Date: 01/03/2021

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Treasurer The Kids Network

Location: London

Date Posted: 12/02/2021

Closing Date: 09/03/2021

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Trustees | Gas Safe Charity

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Date Posted: 15/01/2021

Closing Date: 01/03/2021

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Chair Person for the Spectacle Theatre Ltd

Location: Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Date Posted: 15/01/2021

Closing Date: 04/03/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Dog A.I.D.

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 13/01/2021

Closing Date: 13/04/2021

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Chair and Trustees for Mothers for Mothers

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 12/01/2021

Closing Date: 12/04/2021

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Trustee for Blue Ventures Conservation

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 12/01/2021

Closing Date: 28/02/2021

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The Henry Smith Charity – Trustees

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 11/01/2021

Closing Date: 01/02/2021

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Trustee for South Bucks Counselling

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 09/01/2021

Closing Date: 09/04/2021

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Trustees for the RAF Sports Federation

Location: England

Date Posted: 04/01/2021

Closing Date: 04/02/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Riding For the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving

Location: Warwick

Date Posted: 03/01/2021

Closing Date: 22/01/2021

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Treasurer and Trustee – Darjeeling Children’s Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 24/01/2021

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Trustee – Lead on Marketing & Communications Mayhew

Location: London

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 16/02/2021

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Lay Trustee | King’s College London Students’ Union

Location: London

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 08/01/2021

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Trustee/Treasurer – Primary Care Respiratory Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 29/01/2021

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Marketing and Communications Trustee – Paintings in Hospitals

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 29/01/2021

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Treasurer for CHAYN

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 28/02/2021

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Trustee – The Bridge (YWCA Central Club)

Location: SE London

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 14/02/2021

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Treasurer for the Garden Museum

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 18/01/2021

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Chair of Trustees – Medical Justice

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 12/02/2021

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Governors | Leicester College

Location: Leicester

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 22/01/2021

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Trustees for Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre

Location: Lincoln

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 31/01/2021

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Company Secretary/Trustee National Association of Child Contact Centres

Location: Nottingham

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 29/01/2021

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Practicing Accountant member of the Insolvency Rules Committee

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 15/01/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees Railway Land Wildlife Trust

Location: Lewes.Sussex

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 28/02/2021

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Chair of the Board of Trustees – Independent Advocacy

Location: Home-based CV8, Kenilworth

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 01/03/2021

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Trustee for Friends of Moorfields Eye Hospital

Location: London

Date Posted: 30/12/2020

Closing Date: 03/02/2021

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Specialist Member, Performance review sub-committee – Hestia

Location: London

Date Posted: 30/12/2020

Closing Date: 29/01/2021

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Chair of Trustees South London Botanical Institute

Location: South London

Date Posted: 08/12/2020

Closing Date: 11/01/2021

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Trustees for the Children’s University Trust

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 06/12/2020

Closing Date: 20/01/2021

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Trustee for Cerebral Palsy Sport

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 04/12/2020

Closing Date: 17/01/2021

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Trustee for My Life My Say

Location: Home based, London

Date Posted: 03/12/2020

Closing Date: 12/01/2021

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Chair | Peer Power

Location: London

Date Posted: 01/12/2020

Closing Date: 25/01/2021

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Clinical Trustee Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Location: St Albans Hertfordshire

Date Posted: 01/12/2020

Closing Date: 18/02/2021

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Chairperson Snow Sports Foundation

Location: Hemel Hemstead Herts

Date Posted: 01/12/2020

Closing Date: 25/02/2021

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Trustees for Doorway

Location: Nuneaton

Date Posted: 01/12/2020

Closing Date: 13/01/2021

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Treasurer / Trustee for Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Location: Kings Lynn

Date Posted: 01/12/2020

Closing Date: 01/03/2021

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School Governor for Lady Eleanor Holles School

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 01/12/2020

Closing Date: 08/01/2021

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Trustee – Lead on Marketing & Communications for Mayhew

Location: London

Date Posted: 14/11/2020

Closing Date: 16/02/2021

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Board Members for Peace Hospice Care

Location: Watford

Date Posted: 11/11/2020

Closing Date: 08/02/2021

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Trustees for Recovery Code X

Location: Bedford Home Based

Date Posted: 11/11/2020

Closing Date: 09/02/2021

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College Governor – Safeguarding Lead The Together Trust

Location: Manchester

Date Posted: 11/11/2020

Closing Date: 09/02/2021

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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.