Thursday, July 1, 2010

Retirees Needed to Volunteer

What do retired Boomers want in terms of volunteer opportunities? Do they want an office-type job for four hours a day for an ongoing period? Or, something with less commitment of time and brainpower?

The National Council on Aging recently released the preliminary study results from a two-year pilot program. In a nutshell, they had 22 nonprofits, big and small from all over the country participate in Leadership-Level Volunteerism. This pilot program gave specific duties to the retired professionals and core job responsibilities. The overall end result was that this cohort did in fact like to volunteer as long as it was a meaningful experience, knowing they were assisting with the good of the community. They were satisfied that they were able to use their skills, knowledge and talent acquired over the years into these new ‘job’ positions.

SCS would like to hear from you. If you are a retired Boomer and looking for something more meaningful as it relates to volunteer opportunities, call me at 404-605-8445 to discuss. Maybe you are a retire Human Resource professional or a public relations expert or maybe you want to volunteer at the board of directors level… all and much more are good! You’ve got talent – shall we put it to good use?

-- by Patrick O’Kane
Director of Operations

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