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Maximising Baby Boomer engagement in volunteering: A case study from enquiry to implementation

Third Sector Review
Volume 20 Issue 1 (Jun 2014)

Abstract: A community aged care service, with the assistance of other stakeholders, initiated a qualitative practice-oriented research project to interview baby boomers about their plans for retirement and their interests in volunteering. The project looks to reshape baby boomer volunteering for our aged care services. Our findings highlight that baby boomers are looking for meaningful, diverse and f lexible volunteer opportunities. This will require organisations to adapt their volunteer programs and develop the required infrastructure (improved advertising, assessment and volunteer support approaches) to cater for the volunteering needs of baby boomers. This paper highlights the process, findings, initial efforts and future challenges to engaging baby boomers in volunteer work. It is recognised that further research is required in what is not a homogenous group.

To cite this article: Pietsch, Jonathan; Poole, Marilyn and Archer, Jacinta. Maximising Baby Boomer engagement in volunteering: A case study from enquiry to implementation [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, Jun 2014: 43-62. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=535335080853951;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 21 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Pietsch, Jonathan; Poole, Marilyn; Archer, Jacinta; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, Jun 2014: 43-62 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Baby boom generation; Voluntarism; Research--Methodology; Older people--Care; Volunteers--Recruiting; Volunteers; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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