Are you recently retired and ready for a new challenge? Volunteering could be for you!

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Is retirement on the horizon? Are you not quite ready to put your feet up? Do you feel you still have so much to give? If all of these statements call out to you then you are part of the population that we want on board with us. With so many skills and levels of experience amongst you, why not put it to good use by volunteering within the community.

Although often overlooked as a potential venture after retirement, volunteering is a great way to stay active, meet new people and put your free time towards a positive cause. Not only that but it provides you with the opportunity to learn skills from others and gain personal experience within a new sector.

If you’re still with us, then About with Friends could be the next step following your retirement. Working within a great team, we will find you a role that utilises your well-crafted skills to develop and broaden them in a new environment. Community based projects will showcase the importance of charity work and will give you that sense of accomplishment that you still crave.

Not only will the work make you feel good but the social opportunities are also rewarding. It’s the ideal way to meet likeminded people in your area through locally held coffee mornings. These monthly meetings will allow you the chance to socialise with other volunteers, discussing the current plans of our organisation and developing ideas to move the community forward.

If you think you could provide us with a fantastic pair of helping hands, then we would love to hear from you. Get in touch today to start your volunteering journey!

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AWF offers and amazing, caring, supportive group to both special needs adults/children & their families. Since N joined you he has been to some fantastic places, met some amazing friends and done activities we would never have thought he’d do. You have helped our family life improve by making N a happier, more content, confident boy.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

Just a short note to thank you all for your help with our daughter. she has spent many years at school with little improvement in her behaviour and speech, yet in just a few weeks she has been with you guys the improvements in both areas are plain to see.

I am not sure what the different methods used are but please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

We are very aware of her complex needs and how she can change like the wind but we will continue to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Many thanks again for J’s lovely break in Derbyshire with About with Friends. He really enjoyed himself, had loads of fun and told us all about the cable cars, stepping stones, cinema, meals out, etc.! We would be very grateful if you could pass on our sincere thanks to all the staff who organised the holiday and supported our youngsters to enable them to have such a wonderful time. We are also very grateful as we, ourselves, were able to enjoy a short break in Paris, which was wonderful and recharged our batteries!

It was a massive decision for his family to make and by choosing AWF it means they trust totally in the service. I am of the opinion that AWF is the only provision in the county for D and he is very happy to attend.

Having spent many years in school with little improvements in I’s behaviour and speech, in just a few weeks with you the improvements in both areas are plain to see. Please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.

After 30 years of trying to get P engaged in activities, he is now, under your care, beginning to grow like a great Oak tree.

I always have a smile on my face after a day with the members of the team. They are all individuals and each, in their own way, bring joy to my life. They are all much appreciated and I enjoy the gardening of course!

I just cannot thank you enough for taking K my daughter so that she could have fun with her friends on holiday in Milton Keynes, […] it made her extremely happy.

Selfishly for me it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite exhausted after 16 years of constant care. Complete respite is dependent upon the knowledge that your child is in safe professional caring hands. The ‘about with friends’ staff impress me because they display such enthusiastic vocational attitudes towards their care.