Helping out: Insights on age-friendly and inclusive approaches to engaging older volunteers
Hear how supporting older volunteers has helped organisations respond to the pandemic.
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Watch this webinar to hear insights from grant-funded projects on approaches to supporting and sustaining older volunteers, and learn how age-friendly and inclusive approaches have helped organisations respond to the pandemic.
We are delighted that Baroness Barran MBE, Minister for Civil Society and DCMS who jointly funded the grant programme with the Centre for Ageing Better was able to join us for the webinar.
Chair, Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better
Baroness Barran MBE, Minister for Civil Society, DCMS
Emily Georghiou, Senior Programme Manager - Communities, Centre for Ageing Better
Jonathan Kerr, Chief Executive, Age UK North Craven
Fi McAllister, Project Coordinator, Capital Growth at Sustain
Emma Cooney, Stronger Kent Communities
Mark Yeadon, Grant Programme Evaluator, Public Perspectives
About the Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering grant programme
In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Centre for Ageing Better awarded grant-funding in 2019 to five projects to pilot, develop and share new approaches to age-friendly and inclusive volunteering.
The projects worked to help people overcome barriers they may face to taking part and sustaining involvement as circumstances change. They also tested out principles of age-friendly and inclusive volunteering set out in our review into community contributions in later life to ensure opportunities to contribute and volunteer – both formal and informal – are open to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
In October 2020, we published our practical Helping out guide to support organisations working with volunteers engage over 50s and widen participation among different types of people. And in January 2021, we will publish the evaluation reports for each of the grant-funded projects.
All our events are recorded and are available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Helping out: Taking an inclusive approach to engaging older volunteers