Hunter Volunteer Centre

Golden Gurus

Golden Gurus provides mature age Australians (aged 50 years and over) with a range of opportunities to support community organisations and small businesses.

There are opportunities for mature age people to take on a skilled volunteering role. This role could involve helping a community organisation to grow or helping a community organisation deliver support to others (for example, by transferring skills and experience to people with disability, young people, Indigenous Australians or people experiencing challenges in life).

There are also opportunities for appropriately skilled mature age people to take on a small business mentoring role. This role could include supporting a new small business owner who has completed the Government's New Enterprise Incentive Scheme. The scheme helps unemployed people to set up their own small business.

Through Golden Gurus, mature age Australians are able to meet new people, develop social networks, access free training, and participate in an Ambassadors program.

Golden Gurus is being delivered by a community of quality organisations across Australia.

Golden Gurus is based on an idea presented at the Australia 2020 Summit and forms part of the Australian Government’s social inclusion agenda. The program aims to harness the skills and experience of Australians aged 50 years and over to help meet future skill needs, address current skill shortages and respond to the challenges of an ageing workforce.

Gurus

  • Are you retired or semi-retired?
  • Are you over 50?
  • Do you have experience and expertise?
  • Would you like to give back to the community?

The Golden Gurus program is for you!

The national Golden Gurus program is a great way to harness the experience of older Australians by helping to transfer their valuable skills to younger workers.

By helping to retain these skills in the Australian workforce, the Golden Gurus program will help boost productivity and meet the challenges presented by our ageing population.

Golden Gurus is a fantastic program that brings together a diverse range of quality organisations which link the experience and expertise of mature age mentors with start-up businesses and community organisations.

If you are over 50, skilled, and have a desire to help the community, contact us, or register online.

Organisations

Transferring the valuable skills and experience of mature age workers to younger workers is a key objective of the Productive Ageing Package.

The national Golden Gurus program is a great way to harness the experience of older Australians by helping to transfer their valuable skills to younger workers - Treasurer Wayne Swan.

Golden Gurus provides mature age Australians (aged 50 years and over) with a range of opportunities to support community organisations.

A Golden Guru can help build the capacity of your organisation. For example, a Golden Guru can support you and your staff:

  • help you identify opportunities for improvement
  • help with networking
  • help you find information about government and non-government services, incentives and support.
  • help identify areas for development, skills improvement and training.

For more information about the Golden Gurus program, please contact us.