from Volunteer Match newsletter
Boomers and the Future of Volunteering
Why do Boomers and older adults volunteer? Why don’t they? Where do they volunteer? And for how long? To get a closer look at the first wave of Boomers who are just now entering their sixties, and capture their views on volunteering, VolunteerMatch asked them about their attitudes and experiences.
A new report by VolunteerMatch and the MetLife Foundation, Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering, offers an improved understanding of some of the unique characteristics of this volunteer demographic, and serves as a fresh resource for nonprofits in need of volunteers, especially those who can offer a lifetime of personal and professional skills.
With the ongoing support of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the report helps us better understand how to expand and enhance the VolunteerMatch network to encourage volunteerism among older adults, and make it easier for our nonprofit members to tap into the time and talent of the increasingly rich pool of older volunteers.