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Senior Volunteers are More Important Than Ever

Published in April 2012 Issue

In these tough economic times, the budgets of service organizations must stretch farther than ever. Charitable donations are down, and there is less money in the public coffers for social services and education. So it's not surprising that social service agencies, community groups, non-profit organizations, schools and cultural organizations all report that they now rely more than ever on volunteers to help their programs succeed. An impressive number of today's volunteers are older adults.