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Volunteering in Retirement

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MV Balmoral

M Shed

Princes Wharf

Wapping Road

BS1 4RN

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Aged 55+ and approaching retirement, recently retired, or facing redundancy? Join us on board the MV Balmoral to celebrate and find out more about volunteering in later life!

This FREE workshop will give attendees the chance to find out more about becoming a volunteer or trustee - what is involved, the benefits, and how to find the right opportunity. Featuring local volunteer stories, an exhibition of Harbourside volunteer portraits by photographer Sarah Robbins, and lots of information on where and how to find volunteering opportunities in and around Bristol.

The event is taking place on board the very special MV Balmoral. A 1949 passenger ship, currently docked in Bristol whilst she undergoes extensive upgrading, MV Balmoral is run entirely by volunteers and is a great example of a local volunteer-led project!

Free refreshments (tea, coffee and cake) will be served throughout the evening. The event is open to anyone aged 55+. The workshop is being run by LinkAge Network as part of the Post-Retirement Opportunities project.


RUNNING ORDER (TBC)

6.00pm - Arrival / refreshments served
6.15pm - Welcome - LinkAge Network
6.25pm - Finding the Right Opportunity - LinkAge Network
6.35pm - Something for Nothing - Sarah Robbins
7.10pm - Break
7.20pm - Session 2 - TBC
8.00pm - Event closes


FINDING THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY with LinkAge Network

Session details to be announced.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING with Sarah Robbins

Session details to be announced.


VENUE

MV Balmoral is docked opposite the main entrance to the M Shed museum.

The ship is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible toilet on board, however please let us know in advance where possible if you have any specific access requirements.

MV Balmoral website and contact details.

M Shed map, travel and parking information.

If you have any specific access or dietary requirements, please contact Sarah at sarahparkes@linkagenetwork.org.uk or on 0117 353 3042.

POST-RETIREMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT

The Post-Retirement Opportunities (PRO) project aims to help people aged 55+ who are approaching retirement or facing redundancy manage the shift into the next phase of their lives.

Funded by the Bristol and District Retirement Council, PRO is being delivered by LinkAge Network in collaboration with the Anchor Society and Business in the Community.

This workshop is one of several events taking place in 2018-19, showcasing the wide range of opportunities and advice on offer in and around Bristol within the areas of money, work, volunteering, learning, leisure and health & wellbeing. Each event features guest speakers, workshops, and representatives from a range of organisations on hand to provide information and advice, offering attendees the opportunity to explore and share ideas, hear from those with lived experience of retirement, and meet and socialise with people at a similar stage in life.

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MV Balmoral

M Shed

Princes Wharf

Wapping Road

BS1 4RN

United Kingdom

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