“gap years for grown ups” – the value of older volunteers

“gap years for grown ups” – the value of older volunteers

“Highly skilled people … are looking for career break activities” writes Matthew Jenkin in today’s Guardian newspaper.

At ‘people and places‘, we know that each volunteer has valuable skills to share – whatever their age. The key is to put the right people in the right places, and that’s something we work hard to achieve.

As Sallie says in The Guardian article: “… older volunteers can bring huge value … they are generally more patient and better prepared for voluntary work, not only professionally but also culturally.”

 

South Africa - school outing with volunteer Shan
South Africa – school outing with volunteer Shan
India - teacher training with volunteer Dianne
India – teacher training with volunteer Dianne

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