Hi, I'm a new silver surfer! I run an agency which supplies after school carers to local families in SW London, and I'm looking for some advice. Many of these families are looking for an older person to look after their children at the end of the school day and also on an ad hoc basis during school holidays. Someone who is perhaps a real granny, or someone who has recently retired and misses work but doesn't want to work full time, someone whose own children live far away and therefore they don't see their own grandchildren very often... whatever the reasons, the life experience of people in this category is highly valued. Can anyone advise me about reaching out to people who fit this bill? Or, more generally speaking, if you were looking for part-time work of any kind, where would you be most likely to start your search? Any help is much appreciated!
My local branch of Royal British Legion advertised for help selling poppies in a local 'superstore' and I volunteered four year ago and I have not regretted it for one moment. We share the time into blocks of 3 hours two people together and different times of the day, I met again friends and neighbours long lost and become close to other 'poppy' sellers. The public are so generous for the very worthwhile charity and I'm proud to help if only in a small way. Does anyone else help in this way?
I am still working hard and with the retirement age now at 67 for me its getting to a situation where people are getting very old at retirement. ten years ago I thought I may retire at 60..no chance of that with the economy now!