The Forum is run by volunteers, and in fact, cannot exist without them. It welcomes volunteers of all ages, but especially people who are in middle and later life. We are very grateful to our current volunteers who give their time, energy and commitment to help the Forum continue.

If you’d like to find out more about any of the following roles, please call us for a chat on 07932 828333 or 07552 975676.

If you’d like to apply or express your interest, please complete the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll be in touch.

We are currently recruiting volunteers as:

Telephone Befrienders – making regular calls to people needing support, under our Telephone Chat Scheme. Find out more.

Befrienders, Face to Face – visiting at home/meeting up with people. This may include offering company to homebound people or helping to explore social connection and community activities. Find out more.

Computer Tutors – this involves offering teaching and assistance at our drop in sessions, taking up around an hour or two per week, or on a one to one basis through home visits. Tutors don’t need to be IT experts. Find out more.

Helping at regular social sessions – this will be a fairly regular role, although not necessarily every week, welcoming people to the sessions, helping them to engage in the group, serving drinks, as well as being involved in designing and helping to run activities.

Helping people get out or to appointments – by offering lifts in your car or accompanying them by taxi or public transport. Full mileage or transport costs can be reclaimed.

Distributing our magazine to community venues – to increase our reach, we leave a batch of copies in community centres, churches, medical centres, housing schemes etc. Full mileage costs can be reclaimed.

Trustees/Committee Members – this entails an hour and a half meeting around every 6 weeks and attendance at occasional some of our activities and events. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall management of the Forum. Trustees or committee members, if they wish to, have an opportunity to get further involved in finance, project work, planning, fundraising and marketing. Anybody interested in this role is invited to attend a committee meeting before deciding to join.

We would also welcome help with the following:

Supporting our magazine – writing content, proofreading, selling advertising space, helping to distribute copies to community venues.

Photography – Taking photos at our activities and events to use in our magazine and online.

Helping to develop our social media presence.

We welcome any assistance willingly offered and the amount of time or involvement given is entirely up to the individual.

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