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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.

Chair for The Federal Trust

Location: London

Date Posted: 06/11/2019

Closing Date: 06/12/2019

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Treasurer & Trustee British Stammering Association – Stamma

Location: Home based + London

Date Posted: 06/11/2019

Closing Date: 16/12/2019

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Panel Chair for the Premier League Fans’ Fund

Location: Paddington

Date Posted: 04/11/2019

Closing Date: 24/11/2019

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Trustee for White Ribbon UK

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Date Posted: 04/11/2019

Closing Date: 02/12/2019

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Trustee for The Orchard Project

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 04/11/2019

Closing Date: 02/01/2020

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Non-Executive Directors x 2 for Suffolk Football Association

Location: Stowmarket

Date Posted: 01/11/2019

Closing Date: 17/11/2019

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Non-Executive Directors at South Orpington Learning Alliance

Location: Orpington

Date Posted: 01/11/2019

Closing Date:

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Treasurer for The Calthorpe Community Garden

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 01/11/2019

Closing Date: 30/11/2019

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Trustees – Legal, HR and Business – for the Treasures Foundation

Location: Rotherhithe, Greater London

Date Posted: 01/11/2019

Closing Date: 29/01/2020

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Chair for Active Durham ( formerly County Durham Sport)

Location: Durham

Date Posted: 01/11/2019

Closing Date: 29/11/2019

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Trustee for Contact (Childrens’ disability charity)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 01/11/2019

Closing Date: 21/11/2019

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Chair and Fundraising Trustee for Stay Brave

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 29/10/2019

Closing Date: 31/12/2019

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Trustee with specialist knowledge in Marketing and Communications for Learn English at Home

Location: Kingston upon Thames, Greater London

Date Posted: 29/10/2019

Closing Date: 25/11/2019

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Treasurer – Chair of the Finance Committee for Gingerbread

Location: Kentish Town, Greater London

Date Posted: 29/10/2019

Closing Date: 15/11/2019

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Treasurer for Ovacome

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 28/10/2019

Closing Date: 20/01/2020

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Three Trustees and Members of the Wac Arts Board

Location: North London

Date Posted: 28/10/2019

Closing Date: 18/11/2019

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Chair for the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust

Location: London

Date Posted: 25/10/2019

Closing Date: 18/11/2019

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Honorary Treasurer Trustee plus 2 additional Trustees for The Brandon Centre

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 25/11/2019

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Trustee for The Federation of British Artists (the FBA)

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 25/11/2019

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Trustee for OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 20/01/2020

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Trustees for Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS)

Location: Portsmouth

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 25/01/2020

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Trustees for ActionAid

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 20/11/2019

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Treasurer for Migrants’ Rights Network

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 10/12/2019

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Trustee for Fusion Lifestyle (Sports, Leisure and Fitness charity)

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 17/11/2019

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Pension Board Trustee – Church of England

Location: London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 13/11/2019

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Trustee for the Anne Frank Trust UK

Location: Kentish Town, Greater London

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 18/11/2019

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Museum of Cambridge Trustee(s)

Location: Cambridge

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 13/11/2019

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Chair of the Board for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Date Posted: 24/10/2019

Closing Date: 30/11/2019

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Trustee for The Heart of England Forest

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 20/10/2019

Closing Date: 03/12/2019

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Trustee for Laureus Sport for Good

Location: London

Date Posted: 18/10/2019

Closing Date: 11/11/2019

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Pension Board Trustee – Church of England

Location: London

Date Posted: 18/10/2019

Closing Date: 14/11/2019

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Chair of Governors for Writtle University College

Location: Chelmsford

Date Posted: 18/10/2019

Closing Date: 18/11/2019

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Trustee for Endometriosis UK

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 14/10/2019

Closing Date: 11/11/2019

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Treasurer for Advice4Renters

Location: Kilburn, Greater London

Date Posted: 14/10/2019

Closing Date: 31/12/2019

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Trustee with finance experience Coastal West Sussex Mind

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

Date Posted: 14/10/2019

Closing Date: 09/01/2020

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Action West London – Treasurer

Location: London

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

Closing Date: 14/11/2019

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Volunteers with Retirement Postponed.

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Date Posted: 09/10/2019

Closing Date: 29/11/2019

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Chair for the Early Intervention Foundation

Location: Vauxhall, London

Date Posted: 09/10/2019

Closing Date: 15/11/2019

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Group Chairman for 68th Odd Down Scout Group

Location: Bath and North East Somerset

Date Posted: 08/10/2019

Closing Date: 31/12/2019

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Chair of Trustees for The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)

Location: Nationwide

Date Posted: 08/10/2019

Closing Date: 08/11/2019

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NED for Mountain Training Scotland

Location: Scotland

Date Posted: 07/10/2019

Closing Date: 15/11/2019

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Trustees for The Thomson Foundation

Location: London

Date Posted: 07/10/2019

Closing Date: 07/11/2019

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Trustee for the Wimbledon Guild

Location: London

Date Posted: 06/10/2019

Closing Date: 06/11/2019

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Trustee – Wimbledon Guild

Location: London

Date Posted: 06/10/2019

Closing Date: 06/11/2019

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Trustees for the RSPCA Surrey

Location: Surrey/Berkshire

Date Posted: 04/10/2019

Closing Date: 31/12/2019

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Chair and Trustees for the Public Law Project (PLP)

Location: London

Date Posted: 03/10/2019

Closing Date: 11/11/2019

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Trustee with interest in research and evaluation related to children for Nurture UK

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 27/09/2019

Closing Date: 21/11/2019

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Trustee for Belong

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 25/09/2019

Closing Date: 25/12/2019

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Three Non-executive Directors for Genome Research Ltd

Location: Hinxton, Cambridgeshire

Date Posted: 24/09/2019

Closing Date: 01/11/2019

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Trustees for Colombian Caravana

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 21/09/2019

Closing Date: 19/12/2019

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Treasurer – Chair of Finance Committee for Gingerbread

Location: London

Date Posted: 21/09/2019

Closing Date: 15/11/2019

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Trustee – Philanthropy and Major Donors for I CAN (children’s communication charity)

Location: City of London

Date Posted: 17/09/2019

Closing Date: 16/12/2019

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Finance Trustee for I CAN (children’s communication charity)

Location: City of London

Date Posted: 17/09/2019

Closing Date: 16/12/2019

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Trustee for the Black Country Living Museum

Location: Dudley

Date Posted: 16/09/2019

Closing Date: 12/12/2019

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Carer Support Wiltshire – Finance and other Trustees

Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Date Posted: 16/09/2019

Closing Date: 12/12/2019

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Trustees for The Chiltern Society

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Date Posted: 16/09/2019

Closing Date: 12/12/2019

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Trustee – Risk Management for United Social Ventures

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 12/09/2019

Closing Date: 11/12/2019

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Planning Volunteer for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (Nottinghamshire)

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 10/09/2019

Closing Date: 09/12/2019

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Trustee for Vegans Against World Hunger (VAWH)

Location: London

Date Posted: 10/09/2019

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

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National Probation Service – MAPPA Lay Advisor Norfolk

Location: Across Norflok

Date Posted: 05/09/2019

Closing Date: 08/11/2019

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Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Film and Video Umbrella (FVU)

Location: London

Date Posted: 02/09/2019

Closing Date: 27/11/2019

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Treasurer for Age UK South Gloucestershire

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 30/08/2019

Closing Date: 28/11/2019

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Treasurer for the Children’s Sleep Charity

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Date Posted: 30/08/2019

Closing Date: 28/11/2019

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Chair of Trustees for the Children’s Sleep Charity

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Date Posted: 30/08/2019

Closing Date: 28/11/2019

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Chair and Trustee for Voices ( Domestic Abuse charity)

Location: Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

Date Posted: 30/08/2019

Closing Date: 28/11/2019

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Trustee Director for West London complementary health charity

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 30/08/2019

Closing Date: 28/11/2019

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Trustee for the Arkbound Foundation

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 29/08/2019

Closing Date: 29/11/2019

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Trustees for the StreetGames Foundation

Location: Lambeth, Greater London

Date Posted: 27/08/2019

Closing Date: 27/11/2019

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Branch Chair, Treasurer and Trustees for RSPCA Croydon Area

Location: Croydon

Date Posted: 27/08/2019

Closing Date: 27/11/2019

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Trustee for The Difference (Education)

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 20/08/2019

Closing Date: 18/11/2019

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Trustee for Parents 1st

Location: Basildon

Date Posted: 20/08/2019

Closing Date: 18/11/2019

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Trustee Treasurer for The Way Youth Zone

Location: Wolverhampton

Date Posted: 19/08/2019

Closing Date: 17/11/2019

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Housing and Legal Trustees for Emmaus Bristol

Location: Bristol

Date Posted: 19/08/2019

Closing Date: 17/11/2019

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Trustee for Likewise

Location: Greater London

Date Posted: 15/08/2019

Closing Date: 13/11/2019

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Trustees for deafPLUS

Location: Whitechapel, Greater London

Date Posted: 15/08/2019

Closing Date: 13/11/2019

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Trustees for Solent Mind

Location: Hampshire

Date Posted: 15/08/2019

Closing Date: 13/11/2019

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Network Committee member for RNIB

Location: Bristol + Multiple locations

Date Posted: 13/08/2019

Closing Date: 11/11/2019

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Trustee for East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services

Location: Reigate

Date Posted: 12/08/2019

Closing Date: 10/11/2019

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External Trustee for theUniversity for the Creative Arts Students Union

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 12/08/2019

Closing Date: 10/11/2019

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Trustee for The Railway Land Wildlife Trust (RLWT)

Location: Lewes, East Sussex

Date Posted: 10/08/2019

Closing Date: 10/11/2019

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Trustee for Cheltenham Housing Aid Centre

Location: Various

Date Posted: 09/08/2019

Closing Date: 19/11/2019

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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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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.