How Do I Figure Out What I Would Do Best As A Senior Volunteer?





You may be bored or want something to jump start your life. Doing volunteer work suddenly occurs to you. You are not completely sure. You may ask yourself, “How do I figure out what I would do best as a senior volunteer?”

Your Interests

It is an inner journey to figure out what I would do best as a senior volunteer. Ask these questions to challenge yourself until you get an answer. “What did I like to do when I was younger? What were my hobbies? What are my hobbies now? Was I a member of any clubs or groups? What age group do I want to work with? What skills from my work and career do I want to use? Do I want to volunteer solo or do I want to be part of a larger group of volunteers?”

What Appeals To You

The secret to how I figure out what I would like to do best as a senior volunteer is to identify your passion with the self-exam described above. What is your identified passion? Focus on that area. If you like to teach, tutoring might be for you. If you ever worked in an office, a charitable organization could very well need you to volunteer in its office. Maybe you have leadership skills. Serve on the board of a nonprofit organization. You might like to work with your hands. There are sewing and knitting projects available. There is Habitat for Humanity.

The Nitty Gritty

For specific volunteer opportunities in your area use the computer (have your children/grandchildren help you if needed). Go to getinvolved.volunteermatch.org. Find ideas there for what you would do best.



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