Senior Volunteer: Where and how Retired Americans Can Give Back

Senior Volunteer: Where and how Retired Americans Can Give Back

by Charles C. Sharpe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786421444

ISBN-13: 9780786421442

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

The goal of this comprehensive volume is to encourage volunteerism among retired and older people, for their own good and for the good of society. To this end, it documents the physical and psychosocial benefits, and the personal rewards, that derive from a productive volunteer experience. The book also discusses volunteerism in the context of changing concepts of

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The goal of this comprehensive volume is to encourage volunteerism among retired and older people, for their own good and for the good of society. To this end, it documents the physical and psychosocial benefits, and the personal rewards, that derive from a productive volunteer experience. The book also discusses volunteerism in the context of changing concepts of aging and retirement in America, and presents an extensive listing of up-to-date opportunities for prospective volunteers, bringing the idea of volunteer work into the 21st century.

Three appendices provide both hard data on the ways people volunteer in America today and specific guidance on learning how to use the Internet in volunteering—including a useful glossary of Internet terms. A list of sources cited, in print and on the Internet, and an index complete the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421442
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IAn overview of volunteerism for seniors7
1Volunteerism9
2The American volunteer tradition26
3Redefining aging and retirement40
Pt. IIThe scope of senior volunteerism61
4How many seniors volunteer?63
5Where do seniors volunteer?69
6Why do seniors volunteer?73
Pt. IIIVolunteer opportunities83
7Government programs85
8National programs116
9International programs139
10Clearinghouses150
11Virtual volunteering156
Pt. IVAppendices171
App. 1A profile of older Americans : 2003173
App. 2Volunteering in the United States : 2003180
App. 3Internet tutorials188

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