Voluntary Service Overseas
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), are actively looking for people of all ages with skills or professions that are needed in the developing world.
The University of the Third Age
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities. The U3A approach to learning is – learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained. Tutors are volunteers.
This website is maintained by TAEN and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and is very useful for advisers or for others supporting people who are looking to find work or to progress at work. The first link takes you to a page about age discrimination, and the second to a comprehensive resource base including reports, articles and links to websites. It is still possible to link through this site to the excellent but now outdated Advice-Resources Guide.
The National Careers Service
The National Careers Service is free to all adults, via a freephone telephone service 0800 100 900, by email or other web-based activities, or face to face at local offices. The website includes a Skills Health Check, a CV Builder and 750 Job Profiles. The NCS regional teams, and staff from the telephone channel, were partners in the Mid-life Career Review Project and tested a range of models.