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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers by John L. Lipp

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Chapter 10
Intergenerational Volunteers
In This Chapter
♦ The benefits of a multigenerational volunteer program
♦ How different generations approach volunteering
♦ Helping different generations work together by combining strengths
♦ Dealing with aging volunteers and loss of abilities
♦ Helping midlife adults find a volunteer-life balance
♦ Giving youth volunteers the support they need to succeed
One of the perks of managing volunteering is the opportunity to bring together multiple generations, all working for a shared vision. Many times these volunteers are people outside the normal workforce—preteens and teens too young for paid employment, and senior citizens who have long since retired. On the surface, they have nothing in common. In their hearts, ...

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