According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the most popular volunteering activity for all Americans between 2007 and 2009 was fundraising. Fundraising is an essential component of any charitable nonprofit organization. Baby boomers can do more than write a personal check to support the causes they believe in. They can also volunteer to participate in or help organize fundraising events that bring in supporting donations from the entire community.
Many of the larger nonprofit organizations hold national walk-a-thons in support of their cause. Individual walkers ask family, friends and neighbors to pledge a certain amount of money to show support for their participation in the event. All of the money goes directly to the organization, which may use it to build homes in Haiti, search for a cure for breast cancer or diabetes, or combat hunger.
There are other ways to volunteer as a fundraiser. You can work the phones at a call center during a telethon, set up a booth for your organization at a community event, or even spread the word about the good work of your organization through social media networks like Facebook.