Thriving in Volunteer Roles After Retirement

You’ve been in the workforce for decades. You’ve always wanted to volunteer but never found the time. Or perhaps you’ve volunteered in small ways such as a holiday contribution to the Salvation Army Angel Tree or donating a turkey to the local food bank.

But now you are officially retired and ready for a more significant commitment. Don’t think twice about volunteering- jump in with both feet. This is your moment.

Rod Olson, a Colorado author and life coach, says matching your career skills with a volunteer position is a win-win: “People with great skill sets and expertise can still use these skill sets in retirement. … Volunteering gives you a purpose, makes you part of the team.”