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Working together with researchers and businesses you can get actively involved in identifying needs and developing solutions for an ageing society. 

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Research depends on healthy volunteers and people with lived experience to take part in projects and trials.  Contributing your time can be a rewarding experience and can make a real difference. 

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Current Opportunities

Newcastle upon Tyne

Unintentional weight loss and frailty in old age

This is an opportunity to take part in a study investigating which factors can c...

  • Research Participant
  • 17/08/2018 (cut off 22/08/2018) - 1 day
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science
Newcastle upon Tyne

VOICE Research Support Group 2018-19

An opportunity to become a member of the VOICE Research Support Group

  • Workshop
  • 05/09/2018 (cut off 24/08/2018) - 3 hours, 45 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • All Topics
Newcastle upon Tyne

Are you sitting comfortably?

This is an opportunity to give your opinions on the seating in public areas at t...


“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire life”

Voice Member

About Voice

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, VOICE members become partners. They work with Universities and external organisations to:

  • Improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research
  • Stimulate and shape social and technological innovation
  • Enjoy lifelong learning and become research active citizens
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of older people across the globe
  • The involvement of VOICE members in research helps to focus academic knowledge, creativity and expertise on finding solutions and innovations that will make a difference to and have an impact on people's lives.

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