Retirement for beginners: volunteering - a world of opportunity

Course Dates: 22/03/25
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Location: Keeley Street
If you are not sure how to find your ideal volunteering role, but want to pass on some of your hard-won skills, experience and knowledge, this course will give you some ideas and contacts for further exploration.
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Retirement for beginners: volunteering - a world of opportunity
  • Course Code: FTR10
  • Dates: 22/03/25 - 22/03/25
  • Time: 11:00 - 14:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Jenny Bardwell

Course Code: FTR10

Sat, day, 22 Mar - 22 Mar '25

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

You might, for instance, want to work abroad on a community project, tidy up a wood or tow path in your area, introduce speakers at an arts festival, become a youth mentor, read a thriller to a visually impaired person, do publicity for a favourite charity or run an oral history or literacy project.
We will learn how volunteering can provide purpose, structure, a sense of identity, belonging and involvement for the modern retiree. We will look at some of the reasons people volunteer and (because there appear to be so many options) narrow down the search by selecting from different themes and areas of interest.

This is a face to face course with max of 8 students in the room.

What will we cover?

Where to look for your voluntary job
How to find the most suitable match for your passions, skills and interests
Health benefits and other perks of volunteering
A look at some of the volunteering opportunities in London
A look at a few of the volunteering opportunities abroad
Gaining work experience through volunteering.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify the kind of volunteering job which would suit you.
Name two places you intend to contact for further information.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

General level.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor is a semi-retired BBC producer who will share her own volunteering experiences. We will watch video extracts about volunteering. The tutor will encourage learners to share experiences in a supportive environment. There will be a hand-out at the end with useful contacts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Pen, paper, notebook. Please bring your smart phone/ tablet/ iPad/Chromebook, to be able to search the internet.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further Retirement for beginners courses.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.