3 tips for engaging Boomer volunteers

1. Help them find ways to utilize their skills and experience.

Today’s Boomers are entering their golden years with a broad range of skills, seasoned experience, and a renewed desire to make the world a better place. When recruiting, look for ways to offer high-responsibility, skill-based opportunities.

2. Identify the barriers that may deter them from volunteering.

This might include things like difficulty with transportation to and from the volunteer site or simple lack of awareness about the types of volunteer opportunities available. Address the barriers and tackle them head on.

3. Get them excited about the impact they can have.

Motivate Boomers by offering the chance to increase connection, share their skills with younger generations, and even learn something new. Let them know how their lifelong lessons and experience have the power to make a real difference.

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