If you are newly retired or planning to retire soon, you may be concerned about changing your daily routine. Many retirees fear becoming obsolete or losing skills they’ve honed over the duration of their careers. Additionally, leaving the workforce may lead to social isolation, which can be a danger to emotional and physical health.
Don’t worry! There are many groups that need your lifetime worth of experience, insight, and specific skill set to help them grow in the right direction. From legal assistance, financial or tax advice, to something as simple as a listening ear… here are some organizations that want your help.
“Encore.org is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society. Our ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people and future generations. We use the power of personal stories and other communications techniques to challenge conventional thinking about aging and create a new narrative for later life, characterized by individual renewal and social impact.”
“A network that facilitates committed mentoring relationships between experienced professionals and beginning entrepreneurs. Every mentor brings a unique set of experiences to the MicroMentor community. They range in occupation and industry, from successful small business owners to active CFOs and middle managers at large companies.”
“Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.
SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online.”
“RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community. Service opportunities are as diverse as the communities in which volunteers serve.”