Tips for Recruiting and Managing Older Volunteers

Tips for Recruiting and Managing Older Volunteers (downloadable pdf) by Leah Kerkman for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Covers recruiting retirees, encouraging commitment, and managing limitations of older volunteers.


The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, administered by Senior Corps and operating 766 local branches nationwide, acts as a clearinghouse to match volunteers with nonprofit organizations. Several other national organizations also match older volunteers with suitable nonprofit organizations, such as Experience Corps, which currently operates in 12 cities, and the Executive Service Corps, a nonprofit organization that matches retired business professionals with charities in 27 states.

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