The Centre for Ageing Better guide – Older volunteers

Older volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted an outpouring of community spirit and volunteering, which has been critical to the local response. Many older people have made significant contributions to their communities during lockdown, with 30 per cent of people aged 50 to 70 volunteering informally and 87 per cent saying they wanted to continue. The Centre for Ageing Better guide is designed as a practical tool to support organisations working with volunteers to engage over 50s and widen participation among different types of people.