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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I’ve got my life back

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

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

To all the staff at About with Friday, I had a wonderful time with you guys, and I want to say a big thank you for looking after me. Love from K.

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.

We cannot tell you what AWF means to us as a family – a lifeline, a light in the dark. Something that has offered our daughter equality, to have a social life and really support us as a family.

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.

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.

About with Friends and you particularly, have done some great work with excellent outcomes for D. I was particularly pleased to hear that you are working on integration with the Youth Group as I felt he would miss out on peer interaction if he didn’t come to college.

A big thank you to yourself and the About with Friends staff for another great trip! J had a fantastic time, going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which he had wanted to do for ages and ages.