Thursday, October 30, 2008

Service Targets Elder Volunteer Corps

ReServe Elder Service

ReServe of New York enables "experienced" volunteers to give back after retirement
I heard about ReServe Elder Service, Inc. through the TNMAN (Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network) conference that I attended last week, and wanted to share the info about this innovative approach to volunteerism:

ReServe: Putting Experience to Work

ReServe connects New York City's experienced older adults with stipend-paying opportunities that challenge them to use their lifetime skills for the public good. Building on the groundwork laid by the pioneers of civic engagement for older adults, ReServe is putting words into action.

ReServe educates civic institutions about the wisdom and experience that older adults can bring them, works to create service opportunities, and recruits, trains, places and supports older adults on the job. We invite you to join us.


More info at the organization's site:
http://www.reserveinc.org/

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