Health Benefits of Volunteering Campaign Launched!

n4a is excited to launch a new public education campaign to spread awareness of the fact that older adults may reap major physical, mental and emotional benefits by volunteering for as little as two hours a week.

Research shows that older volunteers may experience a reduction in depression, chronic pain and stress, while improving their mental functionality and even their chances of living longer! 

The centerpiece of the campaign is a consumer brochure: Doing Good is Good for You: Volunteer!, that provides older adults with information about the health benefits of volunteering, as well as a handy checklist to help them match their interests with available opportunities. As a member, you may receive the first 25 brochures for free by contacting You may also purchase bulk orders online. We expect this to be a popular brochure, so order your copies while supplies last!

To help you educate the public and key stakeholders about this important issue and to support your volunteer recruitment efforts, we will soon provide you with a toolkit containing the following materials: template press release, fact sheet, infographic, social media bank and Powerpoint presentation. Stay tuned for more details.

We hope you will participate in this important campaign!



USAging Fact: Learn about your peers’ work—and how it can fit into your agency’s goals! The AIA Awards recognizes successful and innovative programs that USAging members have developed to serve older adults. Get inspiration from our 2023 winners!