Volunteering has been linked to a number of positive outcomes for older adults such as good health and mental health, social connections, and a sense of purpose. However, older adults are increasingly giving their time to paid work, caregiving, and other important endeavors. For many older adults, especially those who are employed and those who are caring for loved ones, finding the time to volunteer can be a challenge. Volunteer programs can encourage older adults to volunteer by offering flexible and appealing program options for these two groups.
This tipsheet provides helpful hints and tips for volunteer managers for helping busy older volunteers juggle their multiple responsibilities and take advantage of the benefits of volunteering.
Crittenden, Jennifer, "Supporting Older Workers and Caregivers: Tips for Volunteer Managers" (2019). Maine Center on Aging Research and Evaluation. 42.
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