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.
At present, most of the roles undertaken by volunteers, listed below, are on hold. We have recruited volunteers as telephone befrienders to make regular calls to people needing support. We have sufficient volunteers at the moment, but may need to recruit more going forward. If you are interested in submitting your details so that we can contact you if required, please complete our Volunteer Enquiry Form.
Volunteers are required to assist with the following:
- Trustees – this entails a 2 hour meeting every 6 weeks and attendance at some of our events. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall management of the Forum. Trustees, if they wish to, have an opportunity to get further involved in project work, event planning, fundraising and marketing. Anybody interested in this role is invited to attend a committee meeting before deciding to join.
- Computer tutors – this involves offering assistance at our drop in sessions, taking up around an hour or two per week. Tutors don’t need to be experts, do not need to use their own equipment and are re-imbursed for travelling expenses.
- Helping to plan, organise and promote events.
- Helping to distribute magazines to various centres.
- Being a member of our Action Groups.
- Writing articles for our magazine.