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Volunteering in Later Life - Recruiting and Retaining Older Volunteers Work...

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Room 1, Trinity Centre,

Eastgate

Louth

LN11 8DJ

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This workshop is ideal for staff or volunteers from community groups and charities who are involved in the recruitment and management of older volunteers (aged 50 or over).

We know that older people are still more likely to volunteer than younger age groups and their skills and experience are extremely valuable assets for voluntary groups and organisations. But evidence shows that there are still groups of older people with no previous experience of volunteering that we could be doing more to attract and involve.

The workshop will look at the specific needs of older volunteers and how voluntary organisations can shape and promote their volunteering opportunities to attract them. It will also consider best practices in welcoming, inducting and appreciating the work of volunteers with a view to retaining their input and support.

The programme will combine formal presentations with opportunities for group discussions. This will give attendees an opportunity to share their own experiences and learn more about the challenges faced by other groups and their successes in increasing the involvement of older people.

This is a ‘Volunteering in Later Life’ workshop delivered by Lincolnshire CVS in partnership with the Big Lottery funded Talk Eat Drink (T.E.D) East Lindsey project.

Who can attend?

The event is open to volunteers and staff working within a charity, community group or voluntary organisation in East Lindsey and is particularly relevant to those organisations who provide activities or services for the over 50s or have volunteer opportunities for the over 50s.

When can I arrive?

You may arrive between 1pm - 1.30pm as light refreshments will be available.

Is there a charge?

There is no charge for attending the event. However places are limited and we ask that you get in touch if you cannot attend at least 24 hours before the event.

Is there parking at the venue?

Parking is available on site for disabled drivers/passengers please contact us prior to the event if you require disabled parking otherwise there is unrestricted on-street parking along Eastgate where the centre is located.

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