Jan 17, 2008

The Pool of Retiree Volunteers Is Growing

Let's focus on some good news to start off the year 2008: 76 million baby boomers are about to retire, and nearly half of them are expected (according to past trends) to put some of their time toward volunteer work. That's according to a report from the Urban Institute's Retirement Project.

Senior riding motorcycleOf course, no one knows whether these millions will REALLY decide to volunteer -- in fact, an increasing number are choosing a new career altogether, or opening that small business they've always dreamed of -- but it's certainly an opportunity for every nonprofit to get out there and show retirees why volunteering could be the most soul-satisfying way to spend their newfound free time.