There are lots of ways to get involved to make a difference for older people. You can take action by yourself from having a cup of tea with a neighbour to writing to a friend or organising a Greet Your Street get together (in line with current Covid 19 guidelines in your area).
Your life experiences, work skills, talents and abilities can help local older people enjoy later life. It can also help change your life by doing something really rewarding.
If you would like to make a real difference to older people in your area through Age UK Gloucestershire, get in touch TODAY to tell us what you’d like to do:
Call Angela Jellyman on 07592 038871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to change your life today.
Here are just some of the ways you could get involved:
Share your time
Join our Community Task Force
This team of terrific people support us when they can. Just let us know you’re interested by emailing email@example.com or calling 07592 038871. We will then be in touch regularly to let you know about the tasks you could help with. You can get involved as much or as little as you like - perfect to fit around busy lives.
Tasks might include:
- Preparing and sending mailings
- Distributing leaflets and information in your area
- Helping at events
- Collating survey responses
- Putting up posters
- Joining in with the Big Knit (live link back to Big Knit Pages)
- Writing for our Grapevine (live link to current Grapevine) magazine or website
- Sending out feedback forms
This Month’s Tasks
November/December 2020 Grapevine Winter edition – can you help deliver boxes to our community partners, or post through doors in your street?
Share Your Voice
We are keen to hear older people’s views, experiences and ideas to help shape our work. If you would like to share your thoughts you could:
- Be part of the ‘editorial team’ for Grapevine to help us get the content right
- Give us feedback through focus groups or conversations with staff
- Hold a ‘Mature Conversation’
Help to strengthen the voice of older people to inform and influence key decisions about later life in our county. Could you hold a ‘Mature Conversations’ with older people in your neighbourhood? We will provide you with a framework of the burning questions that need answers, and support you to talk and listen to older people in your area and let us know what they are saying.
Share your Skills
We also have a range of volunteering opportunities that require specific skills or time commitment.
Current vacancies include:
- Treasurer to the Trustees - see details below
- Out of Hospital
- Attendance Allowance
- Digital In Touch
If you have design or creative skills we’d also like to hear from you. Perhaps you could lead a creative session for our online Springboard group, or support our marketing team?
Need more information? Here are our FAQ’s about volunteering with Age UK Gloucestershire.
Age UK Gloucestershire is seeking a Trustee Treasurer to join its Board of 8 trustees
Would you like to join us in making Gloucestershire the best county in which to grow older?
Due to the end of term of office, a vacancy will shortly arise on our Board of Trustees for a Treasurer. In order to support a smooth and effective handover, we are looking to appoint a new Trustee now to give them time to work alongside our current Treasurer for a period before their time on the Board comes to an end.
For more information and to apply for the trustee Treasurer position, please download the documents below:
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering is great! It makes a real difference to your community and also to your own life. There are our top reasons for volunteering:
- Helping other people is the BEST way to feel positive about life
- Learn a new skill
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Share your skills and talents
- Gain experience/boost your CV
- Surprise yourself!
- Improve your mental (and physical) health
- Push yourself outside your comfort zone
- Give back to your local community
- Be a part of our fantastic community, and support a cause you care about
Can I volunteer?
Yes! Everyone has something to offer – you just need to be over the age of 18
How much time do I need?
It depends on what you’d like to do, and how much time you have. Some people give a couple of hours occasionally, some give several hours every week. Some of our roles require a regular time commitment and some are flexible and ad hoc. We can match your skills and availability with the opportunities we have available.
How do I get started?
Take a look at the roles listed on our website for examples of the roles we currently have available. Even if you can’t see something matching your skills you can call our Volunteering Manager Angela Jellyman on 07592 038871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can get involved.
Change a Life. Change Yours. Do it today!