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Opportunities for Employees

Volunteer on One of Our Programmes

Volunteer on One of Our Programmes

Are you good at DIY? Do you have time to visit an older person for a chat and a cuppa? If so why not volunteer on our Care & Repair programme - a light handyman and home visitation service for older people - 22,000 jobs were completed in 2013.

Opportunities for Employees

Do you enjoy surfing the net and sending emails and text messages? Then why not teach an older person these skills through our Getting Started computer and mobile phone training programme - 20,000 older people have been trained to date.

Donate Clothes or Goods

Donate Clothes or Goods

Spring clean your home and organise a staff donation day where staff bring in unwanted clothes or bric-a-brac, books and household wares.  Our collection service will organise collection of goods on a pre-arranged date.

Are you a follower of fashion? Do you have an interest in vintage clothing and furniture? Why not help out in one of three Age Action Charity Shops in Dublin city centre, Dun Laoghaire and Monaghan.

Organise an Employee Fundraising Event

Organise an Employee Fundraising Event

Organise a staff team building social event for Age Action and we will provide promotional material such as posters, collection boxes and sponsorship cards. Event ideas could include a:

  • Sponsored walk or run
  • Coffee morning
  • Pub quiz
  • Race night
  • Participate in one of many Age Action fundraising events

Borrow an Age Action Positive Ageing Photography Exhibition

Borrow an Age Action Positive Ageing Photography Exhibition

This inspirational exhibition contains 30 wonderful photos and stories of older people still working, enjoying hobbies, hill walking, marathon running, graduating and enjoying life with family and friends. The exhibition could be displayed at a fundraising event such as a Coffee Morning / Clothes and Goods Donation event.

Nominate Age Action as your Company’s Charity of the Year

Age Action is Ireland’s leading charity promoting positive ageing and better policies and services for all older people. Working with and for older people, we aim to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow old. Choose Age Action as your Charity of the Year and help us make a real difference in the lives of older people.

If you would like more information on any of the above suggestions please contact us at fundraising@ageaction.ie

Age Action Ireland
10a Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 475 6989
Fax: 01 475 6011

The design of the new Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings Scheme is inadequate and fails to address existing inequalities in the State pension system

 

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  Many older people live in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A new autoenrolment scheme that further drives existing inequalities is simply unacceptable

A Strawman proposal for the new autoenrolment scheme was published in August 2018. A number of substantial concerns were raised at this time regarding the lack of information and clarity around the new scheme. Publication of the revised scheme – with little change from the initial 2018 proposal – in October 2019 saw little additional information made available on a range of crucial areas.

Paddy Connolly, Age Action CEO notes: “Efforts to increase pension coverage, while ensuring greater numbers of people are kept above the poverty line and in income adequacy in retirement are welcome. However, details of the new auto-enrolment scheme offer little information on how the new scheme will be implemented across relevant sectors and outside of paid work, and how it will help prevent further inequalities between those in higher and lower earning jobs, according to gender, and for those who are long-term unemployed.”