Age Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC010100

We work to improve the later lives of everyone on the ageing journey. We celebrate ageing and challenge ageist prejudice throughout society. Our mission is to make Scotland a better place for older people. From a dedicated helpline for older people, to support and funds for older people's groups, to campaigns on the issues that older people tell us matter to them, we're working on many fronts to make Scotland a better place for older people.


Current opportunities

We are looking for a volunteer to provide Videoconferencing Technical Support across a number of Age Inclusive Workplace workshops. Videoconference training runs more smoothly and provides a more positive learning experience for participants if the presenter is supported by a second facilitator with responsibility for the technical requirements of the platform and the session. The role will primarily be providing support on our Planning for Your Future Pre-Retirement workshops. To help people prepare for taking the step into retirement and later life, Age Scotland has developed a workshop aimed at the 50+ age group. We want to inspire and engage with people through an informative and interactive workshop providing guidance and support on transitioning into later life. The volunteer may be based anywhere in the country, assuming they have internet access. Full training will be provided. The role may also include providing technical support for other workshops we run within the Age Inclusive Workplace team. The role will include: • start the session • admit the presenters to the session • make presenters Co-Hosts to allow them to share their screen for PowerPoint slides • admit participants to the session • create breakout rooms and groups • raise polls • monitor the chat box while the presenter is sharing their screen and alert them to any points or questions raised • assist participants with any technical issues which arise during the session

Making the decision to retire is one of the most significant life decisions an individual will make. At Age Scotland, we know that the more thoughtful and planned individuals are about preparing themselves mentally, emotionally, and financially, the healthier and happier the experience will be for them. To help people prepare for taking the step into retirement and later life, Age Scotland has developed a workshop aimed at the 50+ age group. We want to inspire and engage with people through an informative and interactive workshop providing guidance and support on transitioning into later life. Your role will be to facilitate our pre-retirement workshops with groups of up to 16 participants. To confidently lead a structured group discussion and communicate clearly is essential, along with motivation to successfully prepare individuals to plan purposefully for the transition into later life. Main tasks include: • Deliver pre-retirement workshops professionally either in person or online and inspire attendees with positive encouragement of the transition into later life and retirement. • Facilitate specific sessions using the materials provided, sharing your own personal experiences in retirement to provide guidance and support allowing attendees to feel confident in transitioning into later life. • Relate to workshop attendees about their personal aspirations and fears for later life and retirement. Share thoughts and ideas and highlight the benefits of acting now. • Provide feedback to Age Scotland on workshop content and running to assist in improving the experience for attendees. • Participate in facilitator events such as meetings and training to ensure a continuous high standard of workshop is delivered. This voluntary role has been designed specifically for an individual who has experienced retirement- an individual who is retired or has done so in the past. This experience allows the facilitator to better empathise with attendees.

We are looking for a volunteer to support our Comradeship Circles service, which offers older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone. You will join the Veterans Friendship Circles Facilitator on group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to members' interests, and providing pre and post call administrative support. Currently this role is home based, with access to a phone required.

To support the Age Scotland Comradeship Circles service, which offers older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group friendship by telephone. You will support the Veterans Friendship Circles Facilitator on group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to members' interests, and providing pre and post call administrative support.
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