Work & Volunteerism Resources

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Sloan Center on Aging & Work, The
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This program of Boston College promotes quality employment as an imperative for the 21st century multi-generational workforce. They integrate evidence from research with insights from workplace experiences to inform innovative organizational decision-making.
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National Council on Aging
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Brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults from finding jobs and benefits, to improving their health, and remaining active in their communities.
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Encore Careers
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A movement to make it easier for millions of people to pursue "encore careers" – work that combines personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life. While not a job placement service, this site provides free, comprehensive information to help people transition into jobs in the nonprofit world and the public sector.
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New Directions
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Helps individuals find or create new full-time corporate jobs, begin new careers, start ventures as entrepreneurs, consultants, directors, and leaders in the not-for-profit sector, or create post-career plans that balance part-time work, family, leisure, and other meaningful endeavors.
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Coming of Age
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This Philadelphia-based initiative helps people 50+ explore their future by connecting and contributing through opportunities, both paid and unpaid, in their communities. The initiative also provides training to nonprofits about how to build their capacity to capture the energy and expertise of this population.
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Boomers Leading Change
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This Rose Community Foundation initiative was launched to find out how 55 to 65-year-olds in Metro Denver are thinking about their futures. Funding was provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies as part of a national effort to understand the potential for future civic engagement of adults in their 50s and older.
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Conference Board
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A global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Their mission is to provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.
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SecondAct
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An online destination tailored to the needs and interests of readers over age 40. Provides inspiration, information and hands-on know-how for getting the most out of the second half of life with a wealth of news, features and profiles of successful "second-acters" in four key areas: Managing money and investing for financial independence; Finding an encore career or opportunities for making a difference in the world; Exploring healthy lifestyles and fitness options; and Enjoying the good life, including food, travel, tech, the arts, and simple living.
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Experience Corps
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A network of partners, schools and community service organizations in 19 cities across America whose volunteer members work to improve the lives of students by tutoring children who need basic literacy skills; mentoring students who need guidance; partnering with classroom teachers to make schools better places to learn; and creating healthier communities.
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SCORE: Service Corps for Retired Executives
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This nonprofit association is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and a network of 13,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver services at no or very low cost. Their 364 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors who have business experience in 62+ industries.

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