Baby boomers and the future of volunteering
08 August 2007
A new study by VolunteerMatch looks for keys to unlock the generosity of the Me Generation. It's findings include high expectations, skilled volunteers and the internet playing a huge role in the future of volunteering.
Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering, offers an improved understanding of some of the unique characteristics of this volunteer
"We see tremendous vitality and innovation in civil society today"said Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch. More and more organisations understand the strength and talent of volunteers and the significance of the opportunity with the boomer generation this study points to how they can unlock that potential.
The coming wave of Baby Boomers is one of the best opportunities the nonprofit sector has ever had to expand its reach and impact," said David Eisner, CEO of the Corporation for National Community Service. "If we do this right, we will change the face of volunteering and find millions of new volunteers to tackle our toughest social problems."