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 Find ideas there for what you would do best.

14 Responses to “How Do I Figure Out What I Would Do Best As A Senior Volunteer?”

  1. Talia Gad says:

    Hi, there.

    I’m the Volunteer Program Manager at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, and I was lucky enough to stumble across your information on the internet, since I hadn’t heart about your organization before.

    I’m emailing you in the hopes that your volunteers may be interested in offering their time and support to our organization. I tried to search your website for information about how community organizations become fortunate enough to be listed among the opportunities you offer to volunteers, but I’m sorry I wasn’t able to find anything.

    I would love to share with you more details about our agency and the various ways that our community supports sexual assault survivors and their families.

    I hope to hear from you soon so I can learn more about how we might collaborate! Best~

    • Roschell Spurgeon says:

      I receive social security disability as a result of sexual assault. I have a degree in human services and would like to assist victims. Do you have information on organizations in Fresno CA that need a volunteer?

    • lettie bell says:

      Hi i would love to hear more about your agency. i’m interested in volunteer position. you can call me at 616 532 4226 home no. or 616 516 2639. i live in the state of mi. if thats not too far for you.i’m not married my children are grown out on there own.what you are doing is very needed.families need people to care for them in crisis.

  2. Gayle Reynolds says:

    I am retired and looking for volunteer opportunities. Where are you located?


  3. Talia Gad says:

    We’re in Beaverton, Oregon. Please visit our website at or for volunteer opportunities. Thanks for your interest!

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  5. Dear Friends;
    I am a giver at heart, I love helping and bringing a positive impact in the life of others.
    If there is any special events or volunteering opportunities that may come availalble, please let me know if I can help you.


  6. Maria Abadia says:

    I am Brazilian I live in Rio de Janeiro and will be in April 2012 until July, for an English course in New York. I would like to cooperate in this period as a voluntary non-profit
    I am a excellent cook, hairdresser and organizing the home, if you want a volunteer will be available during this period, and so me and once you get contatactar I will be available; Thank you

  7. Minerva Ringering says:

    I am currently writing my cv and wondered how important it was to include work based achievements? Do employers really care? Don?t they just care about my qualifications?.

  8. I think that is important for those anyone drawing social security disability that you be careful not to volunteer more than 30 hours per month or you might be considered working by SSA and thus risk losing benefits.

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  12. Kimberley Sanchez says:

    Can you get paid to volunteer?