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Volunteering during retirement

Saturday, December 14th, 2013   9:15 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  Add Comment  
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Recently a friend returned from a Peace Corps volunteering assignment overseas. At first glance she seemed to be the same person I last saw two years ago. But as she described her experiences abroad I realized that she had a much broader perspective about many things especially related to how little some people have, how …more

11 vital questions you need to ask yourself about volunteering in retirement

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   8:46 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  Add Comment  
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Are you already a volunteer?   Perhaps you help out with a church group or at a school canteen? If you are not being paid, you are indeed a volunteer, even if you haven’t been given that specific title.   Maybe you’re already officially one of the 23% of people aged over 65 who volunteer …more

International Volunteering – An Introduction

Saturday, July 26th, 2014   8:04 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  3 Comments  
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International volunteering has been an important and satisfying part of my life. Since my days as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in 1991 and 1992, I have had the privilege to serve on 21 international missions in 12 countries. All of this began after I turned 50 – it changed my life.   If …more

Volunteering in retirement: A win for mind, body, soul… and more!

Thursday, December 19th, 2013   12:22 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  Add Comment  
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You don’t have to be a college student, specialist in a specific area, or affiliated with any organization to be a volunteer. Retirees, with their more flexible schedules and wealth of wisdom to offer, are particularly well-positioned to make a great contribution and get special satisfaction out of volunteering. And you couldn’t pick a better …more

Volunteering Basics

Recent research suggests that retired adults who are involved in community and social activities are more likely to extend their physical and mental well being than those who do not engage in these activities.   Volunteering addresses two vital needs:   The extension of well being for retired adults. Providing much needed services to those …more

Volunteering or Voluntourism?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014   3:58 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  2 Comments  
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Whether retired baby-boomers or gap-year kids, it seems more and more people are getting involved in international volunteering. What is it, and how do you choose which project to get involved in? Chris and I have just started on our full-time travelling career, and spend time either renting apartments in interesting places around the world, …more

Daily Snapshot – Part Time Jobs and Volunteering

: Part time government jobs and volunteering opportunities.   Part Time Government Jobs   click for additional information and other searches for Government and non-Government jobs.   Government Volunteering Opportunities   click for additional information and other searches for Government and non-Government volunteering opportunities.      

Volunteering with monkeys in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017   3:49 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer  |  Add Comment  
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It was a dream come true as we found the opportunity to volunteer with wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Far off from any civilization we would be caring for Woolly Monkeys and other indigenous animals. And yes – it became a once in a lifetime adventure!   It started on a bad note   …more

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