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. Please complete the form HERE if you are interested in offering your support. Telephone Chat Scheme – Role Description.
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.
Helping to plan and implement our services – this would involve being part of a working group focused on a particular project.
New roles coming up soon:
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.
Home visiting befrienders – making regular visits to provide company and support.
Befrienders/mentors – home visiting and helping people explore options for social connection and community activities. This may include accompanying people to a group activity and attending with them for the first few times.
Helping at events and regular sessions.
We always 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.