The Centre for Ageing Better invites you to join our webinar on Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering.
By the time people reach later life, the majority have some experience of contributing to their communities. Looking to the future, there is no room for complacency. The older population is changing – we may not be able to rely on a ‘civic core’ of healthier, wealthier and white volunteers. Without action to attract and retain a more diverse pool of volunteers, organisations working with volunteers may find their capacity is depleted.
In 2018 we published a review of community contributions in later life. It calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers. Our booklet for volunteer-involving organisations sets out six principles for age-friendly and inclusive volunteering and ideas for how to put them into practice.
Read the review: https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/publications/age-friendly-inclusive-volunteering
This interactive webinar will be a chance to hear about our recommendations, for you to share your experiences of age-friendly and inclusive volunteering, and to join the conversation.
• Claire Turner, Director of Evidence, Centre for Ageing Better
• Rachel Monaghan, Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
If you have any advance questions or comments for our speakers, we invite you to submit them below.