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                                              A compendium of
                        Websites relevant to Over 50s who are Wondering
                                            " what to do Next? "                                       

 

                            (Google is great, but it's a bit overwhelming!)
 

Sites are categorized as:
Jobs - paid and voluntary opportunities for over 50s
Social and General aspects of retirement

 



 

  Paid and Voluntary opportunities for over 50s
   
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Retirement Reinvented A 'must visit' site for over 50s who are wondering 'what to do next' or who want to find specific opportunities to use their skills and experience. 
See the  pages on Non Executive Directors and Trustees Wanted,  
and on Volunteer Job of the Month.
www.retirementreinvented.com
   
   
   
Age UK Age UK is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities, whether you want to make new friends, develop new skills or give something back to your local area.
You can support us, and make a difference to the lives of older people, by doing anything from helping out in our highstreet shops to visiting an older person at home, or running your own computer training class. However you'd like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you'

www.ageuk.org.uk.
   
Airb&buk Airb&b helps you to share your space with paying guests 


https://www.airbnb.co.uk/help/getting-started/how-to-host
   
Arts and Business  connects skilled professionals with cultural organisations

'Since 1988, we have placed more than 5000 business people as non-executive board members and advisors with not-for-profit arts organisations. In return for bringing their skills, business acumen and insight in areas such as finance, human resources, law and marketing, business people get the chance to help shape the cultural life of their community'.

http://artsandbusiness.bitc.org.uk/business/board-bank-for-business
 
   
Career Volunteer connects individuals with charities, to make a lasting and sustainable impact

offers exciting opportunities to develop in and contribute to the global not-for-profit sector.

www.careervolunteer.co.uk
   
Charity Jobs details of  jobs in different charity sectors

'With about 4,000 charity and fundraising jobs every month, CharityJob is the UK's busiest site for charity, fundraising, NGO and not for profit jobs. Additionally for paid jobs you can choose from around 2,000 volunteer opportunities available on the CharityJob website every month, as well as sector specific training and events.'

www.charityjob.co.uk
   
Clearly So 'We help social entrepreneurs raise capital and introduce investors to exciting investment '

www.clearlyso.com
   
Clickworker 'We’re calling on people of all nationalities who enjoy writing, translating, researching and collecting data – we’re always hiring! As a Clickworker you set your own hours, work independently, and earn money from any computer with an Internet connection. '   

http://www.clickworker.com/en/clickworker?customer=false
   
Do it.org Volunteering made easy  -  select your interests, skills and location.

'Do-it provides not only the UK's largest selection of volunteer opportunities but also the widest selection of jobs in the beyond profits sector.'

https://do-it.org/news/welcome
   
Eden McCallum Gives an opportunity for experienced consultants from the top management consulting firms to work on projects on an independent basis.  This includes both advisory and more hands-on roles in project teams.   Apply only if you have previously been employed by one of the major consulting houses.

'Independent consulting with Eden McCallum combines the choice, flexibility and control you get as a freelancer with the best aspects of traditional consulting: excellent and challenging work, for leading clients, working with outstanding colleagues'.

 http://edenmccallum.com/consultants/working-with-us/
   
Elance-oDesk matches employers with online freelancers.

'Elance-oDesk is reinventing the way we work. Today, more than 2 million businesses tap into Elance and oDesk to find, hire, and pay the world’s best freelancers, making it easier than ever to build successful companies and thriving careers.'

http://www.elance-odesk.com/
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Encore Futures   'Encore Futures facilitates strategic level, high impact volunteer projects in charities for experienced professionals who are looking for a new challenge. Introductory workshops to help you explore how your skills can make a difference through your next stage of life and work are also available.

Encore Futures’ approach focuses on understanding motivations, supporting transitions and building reciprocal relationships in order to achieve meaningful social impact for both charity and the individual.'

 http://www.encorefutures.co.uk/
   
Flexiworkforce.com flexible work for all ages  -  throughout UK

'The world of work is changing, and now you no longer have to choose between just full-time and part-time positions. With Flexiworkforce, you have the control to choose the type of flexibility that suits you, meaning that you can finally make your work fit around you'

www.flexiworkforce.com
   
Freelancer UK Puts together employers with relevant freelancers who are offering their skills and talents.
HQ in Australia, but offer sservices worldwide. 

'Post any project you need done and receive bids from our talented freelancers within minutes. Compare their proposals and price, then select the best freelancer to complete your project'

https://www.freelancer.co.uk/
   
Freelancers.net 'Freelancers.net has been helping freelancers find work and clients find freelancers since 1999. Freelancers.net is UK focused and lists many jobs and projects open to UK freelancers, however clients from across the globe use Freelancers.net regularly to source freelancers outside of the UK.'

www.freelancers.net
   
Go pro bono a catologue of intermediaries for skilled volunteering

' If you are looking to donate your time and skills pro bono  then GoProBono is for you. It allows you to connect with the many skilled volunteering brokers now in operation.This new tool is simple to use and free to all.By searching 'Give pro bono' you will be returned a list of brokers that can help you find skilled volunteering opportunities'

http://goprobono.cityphilanthropy.org.uk/
   
Gov.uk The UK Government's website outlining help and support available for older workers

'This website provides guidance about employing older workers and working past 50. It is aimed at:
older people who want to work longer
employers, who could benefit by employing older people
Enabling people to stay in work in their 50s and early 60s and, if they wish, after State Pension age can help support the financial, health and social well-being of individuals into later life. It is important for our economy, for employers and for individuals to make sure we can continue to afford pensions'

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-and-support-for-older-workers/help-and-support-for-older-workers
   
Grandmentors ' A  project harnessing the energy and experience of older volunteers (50+) to support young people to find work, stay on in education or take up training.

Many of the young people (age 16 to 25) we support don't have positive adult role models, others lack direction, some have been in trouble with the police and others have been homeless.
We work in Islington, Hackney and Hounslow'

http://www.csv.org.uk/volunteering/mentoring-befriending/grandmentors
 
   
Handy Gives access to hundreds of freelance jobs in your city

'You choose when you want to work and how much. Build a full schedule or simply claim a few jobs on the side  
  Our top professionals make more than £600 a week, or you can earn up to £9 an hour as a cleaner or £30 an hour as a handyman.

www.handy.com.
   
In Cloud Counsel A US site where freelance lawyers process documents for a flat fee.

'InCloudCounsel partners with attorneys to bring them steady, consistent work from some of the top companies in the world while also handling the most burdensome aspects of running a legal practice, such as business development, billing and collections, and document management'

https://www.incloudcounsel.com
   
Independent Age Offers free advice and information for retirees on care, benefits and social support as well as volunteer befriending services

www.independentage.org
   
In my prime for mature prople rethinking their lives

'Our range of consultancy and training skills – in business, education, and personal development – and our pool of specialist associate advisors, provides us with a vast toolkit to draw from in a wide range of diverse fields.

However, we believe our biggest strength is our own passionate commitment to the cause of mature people and our understanding of the many opportunities and issues we face.'

www.inmyprime.co.uk
 
   
Innocentive Freelancers generate novel ideas and solve important problems.

'This site is a model for community problem solving that has options for thinkers at any level—even if you don’t have a lab, or are just starting out in science or engineering, it’s an excellent way to hone your critical thinking and creativity.'

www.innocentive.com
   
Intergen Creates opportunities for older people to mentor young people in schools

'Intergen exists to address the problems of underperformance of pupils in schools,low aspirations of pupils,loneliness of older people and hostile intergenerational stereotypes.
 We do this by bringing older and younger people together in their neighbourhood schools to enrich opportunities to learn,raise aspirations, share the untapped range of skills and knowledge that older citizens have to offer and build stronger communities'.

www.intergen.org.uk
   
Live Happier This is part of https://livehappier.aviva, which is a site that answers all your big retirement questions

.The section on 'Work - paid and unpaid' shows how you can use your 'innate strengths' to do what makes you happy.

https://livehappier.aviva.co.uk/
   
MentorsMe introduces individuals to mentoring businesses

 'You will find information on training, contact details for quality assured mentoring organisations and the role a mentor has to play.
You will need to prove to the mentoring association that you have the relevant skills, knowledge and professional experience.  Alternatively or in addition to using a mentoring organisation, you could contact Association of Business Mentors who can provide procedures and support in all of these areas.
Get Mentoring is an initiative to unlock, train and support a community of business mentors across the UK. Its aim is to recruit and train thousands of mentors from the business community'

www.mentorsme.co.uk
   
NCVO
 
The National Concil of Voluntary Organisations champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. 'We connect, represent and support voluntary organisations'.

www.ncvo.org.uk
   
NED on board neworking site for NEDs

'NEDonBoard features the latest non-executive director trustee vacancies. If you are looking to stretch your skill set, expand your professional network or find your next NED role, it is the place to go. Used by SME businesses, charities, start-ups, The Cabinet office and NHS. Bring your experience to the Board'

www.nedonboard.com
   
Nesta Nesta is an ‘innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations to bring great ideas to life’.
One of their strands is around ageing, and this includes an Ageing Well challenge prize, funding streams around innovations in ageing,

www.nesta.org.uk
   
No desire to retire Catering for over 50s looking for work, or anyone looking to hire experienced people.


www.nodesiretoretire.com
   
Nominet Trust Supporting innovation to deliver real social change

' we bring together, invest in and support people who believe in the use of technology to transform the way we address social challenges'

www.nominettrust.org.uk
   
Now Teach Encouraging successful professionals to retrain as teachers 


Now Teach was set up in 2016  to encourage high-flyers to retrain as teachers. These people will start a movement of senior professionals redeploying their skills in the classroom and teaching the children who need it most. Now Teach exists to find them and help them become formidable teachers.

 http://nowteach.org.uk/
   
People per hour Offers a wide selection of freelance jobs available to 'sellers' of skills

You can browse a wide range of jobs that need doing, and get help in promoting youir skills.
'We help you start small, move fast and build it up!'

www.peopleperhour.com 
   
Pitching4Management specific oppotunities for skills needed to mentor and help small companies.
'Pitching for Management is a forum where innovative exciting companies pitch their businesses to an audience of experienced, talented business professionals that are looking for a new challenge and thrive on the buzz of working within entrepreneurial companies.'  
http://www.pitching4management.com
   
Reach Volunteering 'Reach' is the skilled volunteering charity that has connected high-impact, skilled professionals with great causes since 1979.

Register with Reach and you can search hundreds of skilled volunteering opportunities to find something that truly matters to you.

http://www.reachskills.org.uk/
   
Retired for Hire For retired professionals interested in occasional employment.

' Helping semi and just-retired professional people to find occasional employment - any age or skill welcome.  After many years of learning and training some of us just don't want to give up our skills totally.
You may want to reinvent yourself with a whole new career  or maybe you want to carry on doing the occasional piece of interesting work, of your own choosing.  And you may want to just top up your earnings a little...'
http://www.retired4hire.co.uk/about-retired-for-hire.html
   
Retirees on call Retiree professionals in Oxfordshire who welcome offers of work from local organisations in need of temporary assistance


www.agreyed.co.uk
   
Skilled People Connects experienced over 50s with companies that need them

'SkilledPeople.com works to help employers achieve age diversity in the workplace by making it easy to recruit skilled people aged over 50. Evidence shows that an inclusive recruitment policy with a diverse range of employees creates more successful companies. Sign up now to showcase your experience on SkilledPeople.com'. 

www.skilledpeople.com
   
Talmix Consultants on Demand

'We wanted to make it easy to discover and deploy high-quality consultants. To inspire consultants to work independently, and to create real opportunities for business to benefit from their insight and expertise'

www.talmix.com
   
Tongal Seeking creative minds to contribute their input for producing videos.

'Great ideas and creative work can come from anyone, anywhere. Tongal was built to revolutionize the way creative work gets done by making it accessible to everyone. We enable you to focus on the work you do best. Whether you’re a thinker, an idea-person, or a full-fledged filmmaker with your own production company, Tongal has opportunities for you.'
www.tongal.com
   
Thumbtack 'tell us what you need and we'll introduce you to several qualified professionals'

If you want to offer your skills - join as a 'professional'

https://www.thumbtack.com/how-it-works
   
Trading Times Connnects skilled over 50s with local employers

'Are You over 50, a amily carer or a single parent?  Would you like to be paid for your skills?
Trading Times connects local employers with the most experienced, skilled, local people – the over 50s and family carers.
If you’ve got a job that needs doing, we’ve got the perfect person to do it.
It’s common sense......'
www.tradingtimes.org.uk
   
Tutor Hunt aims to match tutors with students

they would like to hear from potential tutors at all levels from primary to adult learning

https://www.tutorhunt.com/signup.asp
   
Tutora Join the UK's fastest growing team of tutors

private tutoring jobs in Maths, English, Science, French, Spanish .....anything! 


https://tutora.co.uk/become-a-tutor
   
Uber A smartphone app that connects drivers with people who need a ride.

'There are only three steps to complete before you get on the road:
Get started   -  Tell us more about yourself and provide us with the necessary documents to drive.
 Get the App   -  We'll let you know when you've been approved. Then, we'll give you a phone with the Uber app for drivers.
 Start Driving - You're ready to go! Set your own schedule and start earning money'.
 https://partners.uber.com/drive/
   
Unltd  Would like to hear from older people interested to use their skills to mentor social entrepreneurs.

'Would you be willing to volunteer some time to:Work one-to-one with a social entrepreneur?
Run a workshop or online webinar for a group of entrepreneurs?
Make introductions to people in your network?
Help someone take an important commercial step forward?
If so, then thank you! We'd love to hear from you.'

https://unltd.org.uk/partners/mentoring-social-entrepreneurs/
 
Workpond A marketplace for flexible work, both for individuals seeking such work and for companies looking for experienced professionals on a project, interim or part time basis. 


Are you inrested in working flexibly on an interim, consultancy or part time basis, to allow for other commitments?

www.workpond.co.uk
2nd chance UK a career preparation programme for 18-24 year olds which is looking to involve retirees as mentors.


www.2ndchancelondon.org.uk
 



 
  Social and General Aspects of Retirement
   
Age Action Alliance The Age Action Alliance is an independent alliance of organisations, which has adopted a new approach to the problems of ageing, focused very clearly on finding practical means to improve the lives of older people.

'Our vision is to improve the quality of life through partnership working between member organisations and older people, creating communities where older people feel secure, valued and able to contribute to society.'

www.ageactionalliance.org
   
Age at Work Age at Work (a programme of Business in the Community) aims to help businesses meet the challenges of an intergenerational workforce


http://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/age-campaign
   
Age of no Retirement A movement for social change -' the creation of a society where everyone has the opportunity of a full.prductive and fulfiling life - even after 'retirement'.

www.ageofnoretirement.org
   
   
Age Watch A source of health information whose  aim is to help people
live lives which are as long and healthy as possible.

www.agewatch.org.uk
   
Campaign to end loneliness Tackling loneliness in older age together

'We help organisations tackle loneliness; whether they are small charities in your local area, your local authority or large national charities and government departments.
We offer them the latest information based on research and examples of good practice from our supporters. Together, we aim to create the right conditions so that more people who are lonely are helped by the thousands of organisations working to tackle loneliness across UK.' 

http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/
 
   
Centre for Ageing Better The Centre for Ageing Better aims to help many more people have a better later life by identifying evidence of what works and by encouraging change in line with this evidence.

http://www.centreforageingbetter.com/
   
Centre for Policy on Ageing promoting the interests of older people through research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information.

'acts as a hub to encourage the creative exchange of thinking and information on ageing issues'

www.cpa.org.uk 
   
Elders Council Older People  working for Older People in Newcastle

The Elders Council is a group of people who are interested in having a say about how to make Newcastle a great city in which to grow old

www.elderscouncil.org.uk
   
Employer toolkit UK Gov and Age Action Alliance's employer toolkit: giving guidance for managing older workers

'The Employer Toolkit is a new interactive resource, offering guidance for managers of older workers.  The information available details how employers can better manage their workforce, and by doing so, how they can capitalise on the UK’s changing demographics'

http://ageactionalliance.org/employer-toolkit/
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/age-positive
   
Fuller Working Lives a DWP doument  which outlines the business case for fuller working lives

 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/319872/fuller-working-lives.pdf
   
High 50 an online commumnity for over 50s

.' A global community for people over the age of 50 who believe the journey, in all its wonder, has only just begun.'

www.high50.com
   
InformationNOW an iinformation and advice site for over 50s in Newcastle

'We want to help you stay informed, make choices, be independent and have an excellent quality of life'.

www.informationNOW.org.uk
 
   
International Longevity Centre - UK a think tank dealing with longvity, ageing and population change

'The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.'

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/home
   
LaterLife Agenda A site to keep you updated on what's happening out there afffecting oldies

http://paper.li/f-1409134528
 
   
Later Life Newsletter A UK Govermnment  site which provides the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/later-life-newsletters
   
Next Avenue a US site for over 50s 'where grown -ups keep growing'

http://www.nextavenue.org/#&panel1-6&panel2-1
   
Older is Wiser Along with its sister site (www.50connect.com) these are social sites to inform and entertain their community of over 50s

www.olderiswiser.com
www.50connect.com
   
Positive Ageing Helping organistions, employees and families prepare for and manage ageing.

 'The Positive Ageing Company is dedicated to helping make ageing work better for everyone. We are firmly committed to bringing innovative solutions to the ageing health and wellness needs of our organisational clients, the emoloyees they serve as well as their families.   We do this by helping organisations, employees and families to prepare for and manage ageing, eldercare and laterlife.

Our AgeingWorks Platform gives organisations the information, products and support they need to successfully manage the ageing-related challenges of today and convert them into tomorrow’s business opportunities.'

   http://positiveageing.co/ 
 
   
Retain: Retrain: Recruit A new vision for older workers:  retain; retrain; recruit

'Ros Altmann's report on improving the working lives of older workers'

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-new-vision-for-older-workers-retain-retrain-recruit
   
Retirement Transition Initiative support for people during transition to retirement

The Shaftesbury Partnership's programme "will equip people who are around the retirement transition with the information, networks, resilience, and opportunities they need in order to continue purposeful activity post-retirement"


http://www.shaftesburypartnership.org/ventures/retirement-transition-initiative
   
Silver Surfers A lifestyle and social networking site for over 50s

www.silversurfers.com
   
Transitions in Later Life An interactive blog set up by the Gulbenkian Foundation to gather  resouces and views on transitions in later life, including retirement.
http://www.transitionsinlaterlife.wordpress.com
   
Volunteering England Champions Volunteering and is part of NCVO (National Council of Volunteer Organisations)

'We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. We have support and resources for all aspects of volunteering.
For volunteering to be effective, it needs to be supported. Volunteer Centres are our local delivry partners, providing assistance to individual volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.'

www.volunteering.org.uk