The face of the traditional volunteer is changing. As many people work well into their retirement years people are crafting a life made up of work, socialising and volunteering, finding a balance between these responsibilities. The truth is that volunteering is not just for people who have retired but people from all walks of life. Many of our volunteers are older and have retired but many are in full time work, have children or juggle various volunteering commitments, giving an hour or two of their time at weekends or in the evenings. If we are going to keep up with the changing demographic volunteering needs to evolve with those changes, making it easy and practical for people with a desire to help to step up and do so.
This post is in response to a story in The Daily Telegraph, 3 June 2014