Key Facts

  • Running in Forth Valley, Scotland
  • For anyone aged over 50 living in the area

Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme running in Forth Valley encourages and assists older people to use their skills and experience to volunteer and keep active in retirement. Across England, Wales and Scotland we have hundreds of older people volunteering in their communities including in local hospitals, schools, healthy walking groups and charitable knitting groups. Volunteering can have a huge impact on the people and services we support, the local community and volunteers themselves.

Older people who volunteer are less likely to become socially isolated, experience fewer health problems, socialise more and have fun in retirement. Volunteering gives some a sense of purpose after leaving the world of work, and the altruistic effects are extremely beneficial to older volunteers. We recruit, train and support older volunteers to participate in their community through local voluntary opportunities.

In Forth Valley we run several projects that you can get involved with. Have a look at the projects that you can get involved with below:

WALK LEADERS

WALK ORGANISERS

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

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HANDYPERSON PROJECT

KNITTING GROUPS

HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS

 

CONTACT US ON 01259 928088 OR EMAIL
Helen.Geddes@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

 

Judith found volunteering to be a great help deterring feeling lonely and bored. Read her story here!

 

Volunteering Opportunities run by this project:

RSVP – School Volunteer (Clackmannanshire)

Clackmannanshire

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Clackmannanshire provides opportunities to older people or those in or approaching retirement to volunteer in a primary or secondary school.

RSVP – Schools Volunteer (Stirling)

Forth Valley UK

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Stirling provides opportunities to older people or those in or approaching retirement to volunteer in a primary or secondary schools.

RSVP – Schools Volunteer (Falkirk)

Forth Valley UK

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) in Falkirk provides opportunities to older people or those in or approaching retirement to volunteer in a primary or secondary schools.

RSVP – Walk Organiser (Stirling)

Forth Valley

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and stay active. We are looking for an older person to volunteer as a Walk Organiser for our popular weekly walks in Stirling and the surrounding area.

RSVP – Volunteer Knitter (Stirling)

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and stay active. We are looking for older people in Stirling who would like to knit items for charity and good causes.

RSVP – Volunteer Knitter (Clackmannanshire)

Clackmannanshire

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and stay active. We are looking for older people in Clackmannanshire who would like to knit items for charity and good causes.

RSVP – Forth Valley Hospital Volunteers (Falkirk)

Stirling, Falkirk and Alloa

Volunteers are here to enhance the patient experience. This is an exciting opportunity to meet people, learn new skills and most importantly, make a difference to people's lives.

RSVP Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre Volunteers (Clackmannanshire)

Clackmannanshire

Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme running in Forth Valley encourages and assists older people to use their skills and experience to volunteer and keep active in retirement. Across England, Wales and Scotland we have hundreds of older people volunteering in their communities including in local hospitals, schools, healthy walking groups and charitable knitting groups. Volunteering can … Continued