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Ghana volunteer service to recruit retired public servants 
The National Volunteer Service (NVS) is to recruit experienced, retired public and civil servants for national volunteerism. Nana Fosu-Amankwah, Eastern Regional Director of the National Service Scheme, announced this in Koforidua at an assessment and selection exercise of the scheme for the 2008/2009 year.  Visit site
More about: Ghana
Peace Corps' oldest volunteer now teaching in Ghana 
The oldest currently serving Peace Corps Volunteer in the world is putting his life skills and experience to good use by working as a secondary education Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching biology, chemistry and physics to students in a Ghanaian community.  Visit site
More about: United States
Community volunteers recognized in Queen's birthday honours 
Kitty Webber has worked as a volunteer ambulance driver for 40 years, ferrying passengers to and from hospital for radiotherapy, chemotherapy or whatever medical help they require. Now 72 years old, she is available every day if needed and often works 10 hour days.  Visit site is a web magazine about opportunities for active retired Canadians, with over 100 short videos about volunteering, physical exercise, lifelong learning, travel clubs and caring for ageing parents. It is designed to help Canadians on either side of the threshold of retirement think through what they can do with their newly found freedom.  Visit site
More about: Canada
Charities 'should use skills of retired volunteers' 
Charities should tap into a new trend for volunteering after retirement, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 workers aged 45 and over showed that more than one in five are considering taking up voluntary work after they retire.  Visit site
Get Involved 
Get Involved is a public service campaign launched in December 2005 by the Corporation for National and Community Service in the USA. The campaign aims to increase the number of older Americans engaged in community service and volunteering, tapping into the potentially enormous resource that this generation encompasses.    Visit site
More about: United States
Vitalise is a UK charity providing essential breaks for disabled people and carers. It runs one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK. Volunteers include retired schoolteachers, students, elderly widowers and teenagers.  Visit site

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