Baby Boomers can Enrich their Lives by Helping Others
Baby Boomers will find that nothing is as
enriching as helping others through volunteering their time
for worthy causes. You can mentor the next generation,
teach a child how to read, work with animal shelters, save
the environment, join a political cause, prepare food for
the homeless, perform general labor at a shelter, or stop
hunger, among hundreds of other charitable opportunities.
Volunteering will make you feel much better
about yourself and your life regardless of your economic
circumstances. It forces you to get outside of
yourself, to work for a worthy cause, to extend a hand to
those less fortunate. It is more than charitable
giving; it is personally paying something back to society
for the gifts you have received in life.
Volunteer opportunities abound. You
only hand to find something that interests you, then offer
your time, skills or expertise. Direct service
interests include collecting and preparing food, tutoring,
teaching, and mentoring. The indirect interests that boomers
typically favor include fundraising, professional and
management services, and general labor.
One of the best places to find a volunteer
opportunity that is right for you is to visit
VolunteerMatch.com, a leader in the nonprofit world
dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to
volunteer. Another way is to check with your church or
any organizations to which you belong. Once you become
serious about volunteering, you will discover that ample
opportunities exist for Baby Boomers to make a real
difference in the world!