For a vast majority of seniors who volunteer, their community service helps define who they are. According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, nearly 100 percent of North American senior volunteers say that, when compared to other things they do in their lives, volunteering is important. One in five senior volunteers says it is the most important thing they do.
For more information about senior volunteering, explore the following resources.
The “Give-Back” program is a series of activity resource sheets for caregivers and care community activity professionals who are trying to help keep even frail and isolated seniors engaged and provide them opportunities to help others. Some projects can be adopted by an individual; others are ideal for group projects or as a meaningful activity with friends.
For true senior heroes, compassion seems to grow exponentially with age. Here you’ll meet some inspiring movers and shakers who generously share their time and talents with others to make their community a better place.
Volunteering provides many seniors with a sense of purpose, which can lead to numerous health benefits, particularly for seniors with chronic conditions.
10 Ways a Senior Can Volunteer
Senior volunteers can make a difference through community service well into their elderly years by following a few simple guidelines.
How Volunteering is Helping Seniors and the Economy
Volunteering benefits the economy as much as it does the seniors who reach out. The recession has led seniors to volunteer more to help others in need.
Why Seniors Volunteer
Senior volunteers are finding ways to use their lifetime of skills and experience to make an impact on issues they care about and serve their communities.
Where to Volunteer
Opportunities to volunteer are everywhere. If you’re wondering where to volunteer or how to get involved, these resources can help get you started.