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Older Volunteers

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Targeting Volunteer Management, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2010
Don't Call Me a 'Senior'!, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2002
Older Volunteers Aging in Place, Jarene Frances Lee with Julia M. Catagnus, p.108, Energize, Inc, 1999
Replace Current Volunteers or Redirect New Ones?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2015
Tips for Recruiting and Managing Older Volunteers, Leah Kirkman, Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Volunteer Generation Gap, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2000
Attention Boomers: Change the World...Again!, A Toolkit to Meaningful Volunteering, developed by the Renaissance 50 Plus Project, Government of Ontario, 2008, pp. 10
"Boomnet": Capturing the Baby Boomer Volunteers, Australian research study by Dr. Judy Esmond highlighting what might make Baby Boomers different from current older volunteers, pp. 42
Community Treasures: Recognizing the Contributions of Older Immigrants and Refugees, Report from Temple University's Center for Intergenerational Learning on a study to gain a better understanding of why and how older immigrants contribute to their families and communities and to identify promising practices that support the engagement of immigrant elders in meaningful roles. , 2008, pp. 64
Doing Good Well, Engaging Senior Volunteers: A Guide for Non-profit Organisations. From the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre of Singapore., 2007, pp. 32
Doing Good Well: Engaging Senior Volunteers, From Singapore's National Center on Volunteering and Philanthropy, this 30-page guide shows how organizations have benefited from the skills and commitment of senior volunteers in a wide range of jobs, with tips distilled from NVPC's discussions with NPOs and senior volunteers.
Engaging 50+ Volunteers: A Resource Guide for Agencies, Developed by the Renaissance 50+ project in Ottawa, Canada (French version also available).
Keeping Baby Boomers Volunteering, A Research Brief on Volunteer Retention and Turnover, Corporation for National and Community Service. , 2007
More to Give: Tapping the Talents of the Baby Boomer, Silent and Greatest Generations, By John M. Bridgeland, Robert D. Putnam, and Harris L. Wofford for AARP , 2008, pp. 46
Reinventing Aging: Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement, Harvard School of Public Health-MetLife Foundation Initiative on Retirement and Civic Engagement , 2004, pp. 162
Volunteer Transitions among Older Americans , By Barbara Butrica, Richard W. Johnson, and Sheila R. Zedlewski, from the Urban Institute. , 2007
Age Discrimination and Volunteering

On the Institute for Volunteering Research site (UK).

Boomers in Action

RSVP of North Central Iowa project, with Boomer volunteer stories.

Boomers Leading Change

A project of the Rose Community Foundation. Site gives research reports and links.

Coming of Age

This program from the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning focuses on improving the quality of life for people over age 50, including providing them with challenging volunteer opportunities. There are reports on Boomer volunteering and a blog that addresses many issues.

Regeneration: Recruiting Older Americans to Serve the Public Good

Compilation of many articles about senior volunteers, Boomers, etc.

Senior Volunteers

Examples of senior volunteering around the world, compiled by United Nations Volunteers.

Service-Learning Diversity Toolbox

The National Youth Leadership Council's efforts at examining diversity in service-learning programs, with several excellent downloadable reports and articles of relevance to any setting or type of volunteer work.

Volunteering and Healthy Aging

From Volunteer Canada.

Volunteering in the Third Age (VITA)

Reports and research still available from this UK program (now ended) to promote the value, impact, and numbers of over 65s volunteering by removing barriers across the voluntary and community sector. 

Print and e-Books in Our Store

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All the guidelines and materials necessary for an e-mail exchange between students and senior partners.

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Last Updated: March 2, 2015