Baby Boomers and Volunteering: Findings From Corporation Research
Baby Boomers-the generation of 77 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964-represent a potential boost to the volunteer world, not only because of the sheer size of the generation but also because of its members' high levels of education, wealth, and skills. Since Baby Boomers are the next generation of older adults, it is equally important to understand not only how best to capture their experience and energy, but also what factors will impact their decision to volunteer from year to year. To examine this further, the Corporation for National and Community Service has analyzed data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census as part of its regular decennial Census, as well as data collected in 1974, 1989, and from 2002 to 2006 as part of a special Volunteer Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Here are some findings about Baby Boomers gleaned from that research. CLICK HERE
Boomers Leading Change in Health
The issue of healthcare can be both overwhelming and confusing, even under the best of circumstances-especially these days.Boomers Leading Change in Health is a ground-breaking, grassroots volunteer effort dedicated to improving the health-and access to healthcare-of individuals and families across the Metro Denver area by harnessing the experience, energy, and conviction of Adults 50+ as volunteers.Contact them at: 303-4BOOMER or CLICK HERE
Department of Human Services
If you are interested in finding a volunteer program through the Colorado Department of Human Services, there are several different volunteer opportunities such as friendly visiting, assisting with meals in the nutrition programs, becoming a wellness coach, assisting in the transportation program, developing websites, the list is endless.
If this appeals to you, click here to watch a short video and fill out the volunteer application and a local agency will follow-up with you. CLICK HERE