Age US is one of the delivery partners working with the Office for Civil Society as part of the European Year of Volunteering 2016. We are working on the themed months of November and December, which are focused on volunteering in health and social care, and active ageing. This is just a heads-up about what we are doing. We’re finalizing the details in the next few days when I’ll be able to let you know how to get involved.
Age US will be delivering three activities based on policy, practice and celebration.
Policy – Enabling older people to volunteer
We’re running two one-day conferences to identify the key issues affecting the involvement of older volunteers and provide recommendations on increasing their engagement. The first conference will be held on the 1st November in London so save that date in your diary
Practice – Delivering health and social care support to older people
We will be producing a practical and comprehensive guide that examines what volunteers can do to support the health and social care needs of older people. Its aim is to provide a practical, in-depth, illustration of the diversity of volunteer roles within health and social that can be implemented whether it be by a voluntary organization, a statutory service or other service provider.
Celebration – Health and Social Care Volunteering Awards
The Celebration Event will recognize and celebrate the invaluable contribution that volunteers make to the health and social care of older people. The Health and Social Care Volunteering Awards are a one-off awards scheme to celebrate the European Year of Volunteering 2016.
Watch this space!