Volunteer Ideas -
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Do you want volunteer ideas for you during retirement? Let me show you numerous options for volunteering. The right volunteer match can bring great rewards.

If you are considering volunteering as one of your retirement ideas, it is obvious that you want to give back in some way. Congratulations! Excellent choice. It is not always an easy thing to do, but it can be very rewarding and satisfying.

Help is needed in so many areas. You have the opportunity to make a volunteer impact in Community Activities, the Business Arena and International Needs.

1. Community Activities

Search for the one where you would like to serve. Some organizations that you should consider to give part of your time to are:

  • The Veterans Administration Hospitals - care for service personnel.
  • VMC in Medicine Clinics - for people with limited resources.
  • Red Cross - disaster relief.
  • Meals on Wheels - for those in need.
  • United Way - many agencies involved.
  • Generations United - improves lives of children and youth.
  • Experience Corps - helps disadvantaged youths.
  • Executive Services Corps Affiliate Network. - services to schools and agencies.
  • Oasis - enrich lives of mature adults.
  • Senior Corps - Various assistance to children and others.
  • VIP-In-Parks Program - Help National Parks Service.
  • Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement. - improve senior environment.

"The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure."

~ Laurence J. Peter

"The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose."

~ Michel de Montaigne

2. Business Area

Investigate SCORE, which states that it is "the counselor to America's Small Business". Entrepreneurs find its free counseling service to be very valuable.

Small business incubators are usually associated with colleges and universities . Check with those in your area for leads to the incubators near you.

3. International Opportunities

Determine what impact you can have internationally through a number of established groups. Here are a few:

  • Orphanage Outreach - orphaned children in the Dominican Republic.
  • Global Volunteers - international services programs.
  • Global Citizens Network. - preserves indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies.
  • ServiceLeader.org - working via the internet as a virtual helper.


Many individuals are already engaged in activities helping others. If you want suggestions to gain more funds, then look into Better Fundraising Ideas - Please help us to raise funds. There are lots of great fundraising ideas at this website.

Find the joys of helping to ease the pain of others through one of these options or search out your own. We hope these volunteer ideas have helped you in your quest.

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