Older People's Research Group Essex
Gives older people a voice

Volunteer with us

If you would like to join us at the Older People’s research Group we are always looking for volunteers who are over 50, who share our philosophy of making a difference to older people’s lives.

In our group we discussed the benefits which attracted us to be part of the group. Between us we came up with -

We would offer you:

Join Us

If you are interested in joining us and would like further details contact our chair Len on info@olderpeoplesresearchgroupessex.org or telephone him on 01245 350214.

Before you make your decision to contact Len you may like to read what some of our current members say about being part of the Older People’s Research Group.

What our volunteers say

I happened to see an advert in the paper a free research training course. Having just given up an interesting job to become a full time carer it seemed just the thing to help me adjust between a busy working life and a very stressful life at home. Am I glad I happened to read the local paper that day? Absolutely

I value the friends I have made through the group and feel that during the time I have been with the Older People’s Research Group I have learnt new skills and been able to contribute to projects that will make a difference to people’s lives as they age.

I used research skills when I worked so felt I could bring these to the group.

I felt it would be good to have an idea about the sort of services out there which I might need in the future. Perhaps I could influence them.

All of our group members have a key skill set to make sure they can provide the best service to you.

Every member of our group has an enhanced DBS check to ensure their suitability to work with you.

All of our group are kind and easy to talk to, which makes us easy to work with.

We have the ability to relate to older people as we are older people ourselves.