Achieving Impact and Mission Through New n4a Volunteer Development Model PowerUP
- Tom Endres
n4a 2014 Annual Conference
Of the 10,000 people who turn 65 in the U.S. every day, approximately 6,000 of them retire. These new retirees are healthier, relatively wealthier, more skilled, and more motivated than ever to give back to their communities in their encore years. Yet,they shun many of the old volunteer models—one-offs, envelope-stuffing, and other short-stint activities that they often do not find fulfilling. Increasingly, organizations are engaging volunteers to address critical needs and gaps in services—advancing innovative transportation solutions, and making their communities more livable for all ages. New research highlights how volunteers produce a higher return to organizations that make an investment in volunteer development,and shows ways to tap the vast expertise of today’s volunteers while challenging them to continue growing personally and professionally. The result is that the research-based practices align the critical needs of organizations with the interests and motivations of a new volunteer cohort.
• Virginia Dize, Co-Director, National Center on Senior Transportation, n4a, Washington, DC
• Tom Endres, Director, Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative, n4a, Washington, DC
• Stephanie Firestone, Director, Livable Communities Collaborative, n4a, Washington, DC
Room: Reunion C
- Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Administered by:National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)