Individuals 55 years of age and better are recruited and placed as volunteers in nearly 100 community organizations conducting a wide variety of projects such as improving our environment, tutoring adults and youth, educating seniors about Medicare fraud and assisting nonprofit agencies with short-term projects.
The work is fulfilling for the volunteers and provides a valuable service to nonprofit agencies. It also gives volunteers an opportunity to give back to the community by sharing their interests and skills acquired through a lifetime.
Additionally, research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health and that older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from their volunteer activities.
Volunteering as a group has multiple benefits in addition to service provided to community. Whether you’re involved in a corporate team, service organization, religious group, civic club, youth group, scout troop, or a student community service project, volunteering as a group:
- Increases group pride and loyalty
- Improves member attendance, recruitment and retention
- Is a great team building exercise