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With more than 400 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have a huge number of people helping to make local older people's lives better.

A volunteer chatting with an older lady in a home kitchen setting

From volunteering to help older people make the most of technology to running a resource centre, every one of our staff and volunteers is a valued part of who we are and enables us to keep running vital services and support for older people across the City, County and Rutland.

Below is a little snapshot of some of the different roles people have and the work they do.


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Martin Gladders

Men in Sheds Co-ordinator (Loughborough)

What does your role involve?

My role is to look after the Shed ensuring it is a safe and friendly place for the Men to visit. I also help promote the Shed which involves giving presentations or having meetings explaining the aims of the project and the benefits it provides. Sometimes this is with the objective of getting more members or sometimes it can be to try and generate donations of equipment or money!

What do you enjoy about your role?

The most enjoyable aspect is the tremendous atmosphere at the Shed. Everyone loves being there (otherwise they wouldn't come!) and so there is always lots of joking around - as well as producing some quality items - and drinking tea!

Interested in getting involved? Take a look at our Volunteering and Job Vacancies!

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