Retired Volunteer Programs

After retirement, there are plenty of opportunities to give back to the community. Learn about the wide variety of retired volunteer programs available.


When we think of the Peace Corps, we think of fresh-faced college grads heading off to make the world a better place. But is this an accurate depiction of today's Peace Corps volunteer?

With men and women living longer and healthier lives, retirement no longer means wasting away the day in rocking chair. Today's retirees are active and full of life and many are using volunteerism as a way support causes close to their hearts.

More than 23 percent of boomers age 65 and older volunteer in their communities, and there are some pretty cool benefits -- in addition to the warm fuzzy feelings. Check out five of the most interesting volunteer organizations for boomers.

For most, a vacation is an opportunity to lounge around and escape daily life. For others, it's a chance to rebuild houses after a natural disaster, educate foreign schoolchildren or even take part in an archaeological dig.

The freedom of retirement offers the perfect opportunity to donate your time and skills to a worthy cause. Volunteer vacations for retirees are rewarding and big on impact.

The baby boomer generation is approaching retirement age, and these energetic folks are looking for ways to stay active. If a return to the workforce isn't in the cards, here are 10 great volunteer opportunities for baby boomers.

If you're an active baby boomer looking for a way to give back to the community that's been so good to you, you're in luck. Volunteer opportunities abound for fit folks who want to do some good. Here are five examples.