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By volunteering, your life experiences, work skills, talents and abilities can help local older people enjoy later life. It can also help change your life by allowing you to do something really rewarding.

Our amazing volunteers help us to do so much in Gloucestershire.  We currently have around 120 active volunteers who help us with a range of things from office admin to visiting people in their own homes. We could not operate without their dedicated and enthusiastic support.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and support the work we do in the community.

Who can Volunteer?

Almost anyone can volunteer and we have a range of opportunities available.  You just need to be over the age of 18.

How much time?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in but most people give 1-2 hours per week.  We will match your skills and time with the roles we have available.

What Opportunities do you have?

Please contact our Volunteering Manager, Angela Jellyman on 01452 422660, for details of our volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer Trustee Required. 

Age UK Gloucestershire is seeking a volunteer trustee to join its Board.

Would you like to join us in our bold vision to make Gloucestershire the best county in which to grow older?

Age UK Gloucestershire is at an exciting point in it’s development, and if we are going to achieve this vision then we are going to need an exciting team behind the scenes!

Trustees agree the strategic direction of the charity and monitor delivery by the staff team, to make sure we are performing effectively. Our board is currently 8 Trustees but looking to expand.

We aim to have as wide a range of skills as possible on our Board and so if you have legal knowledge, fundraising experience or insight into community action and social movements we are particularly keen to hear from you. But if that’s not you, please don’t let that put you off, we are interested in hearing from a wide range of backgrounds, so please get in touch.

We don’t ask for a lot of your time. Our Trustees prepare for and sit on 6 board meetings a year (usually 2 hours each) and serve for 3 years, renewable to a maximum of 9 years. There are specialist working groups to sit on, depending on expertise, but again, this would not be a huge amount of time.

If you would like to talk about joining us please contact Rob Fountain CEO by emailing rfountain@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk in the first instance.

Useful Info

Download full role description

The Government’s Charity Commission website has detailed information on the role of trustees at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

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