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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s

By Maeve O'Byrne July 29, 2021

I worked in non-profit organizations (NGO’s) for over three decades and, for the most part, enjoyed the time spent with the volunteers that came in to help. I believe that anyone who provides their time and intelligence to an NGO, without financial…

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5 Ways Volunteering Makes Me Better

By Debbie Hensleigh November 07, 2020

I’ve tried volunteering at a number of different organizations over the past few years. It has taken some trial and error to find a mutually rewarding spot for my efforts. Right now, I am happily giving some time to two organizations…

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5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Consider Volunteer Fundraising

By Perley-Ann Friedman October 31, 2020

Do you want to do something special, something meaningful for a cause you love? Are you thinking that you are ‘over the hill’ and that your useful days are over? Do you want to make a positive difference somewhere?

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How You Can Volunteer as an Older Adult

By Sixty and Me August 26, 2020

Are you finding yourself with more time on your hands? Have you retired and are looking for things to do with your days? There are many ways we can occupy ourselves as we get older. We can start new hobbies, we can travel…

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What Can We Do to Help: Virtual Volunteering in Quarantine

By Becki Cohn-Vargas April 12, 2020

From my “virtual headquarters” at home in California, I’ve been in touch with friends around the world from: England, India, Nicaragua, Israel, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, and across the US…

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The Importance of Virtual Volunteering in Times When We Can’t Be Physically Present

By Delia Lloyd March 21, 2020

In the wake of the all-consuming Coronavirus, there is plenty of advice floating around for how to keep yourself calm and occupied at home…

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Are You an Empty Nester Looking for Purpose in Life? Volunteer!

By Fran Braga Meininger March 05, 2020

What is your purpose in life? The answer is elusive for most of us, especially as it is prone to change depending on many factors, age being just one of them…

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Is Volunteering for You After 60? These 10 Benefits May Be the Boost You Need

By Shelagh Murray January 09, 2020

After a lifetime of working for money, why on earth would we want to go and work for nothing? I was a volunteer with the National Trust in the UK for nearly four years. I was a costumed guide…

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Having Free Time After 60 Can Be So Rewarding – As a Volunteer!

By Ann Richardson October 16, 2019

A friend asked me recently whether she should take on the role of volunteer in a cause she believed in and for an organisation she trusted. My immediate reaction, based on my own experience, was “Yes, go for it…”

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3 Powerful Ways Volunteering Can Enrich Your Life After 60

By Sixty and Me June 27, 2019

One goal that almost all of us share is leaving the world a better place than we entered it. We may not agree on the solutions to the problems facing society and our planet… but, we want our kids and grandkids to have better lives than us. So, today, I would like to talk about one of the main ways that we can give back after 60… by volunteering, teaching and mentoring. Do you volunteer, teach or mentor? Which organizations do you support and why? Please share your suggestions… this may be a great chance to help others to discover your favorite charities and causes.

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