Next Week is National Volunteer Week! Use n4a Resources to Celebrate Your Volunteers
National Volunteer Week, held April 15-21, provides the Aging Network with an excellent opportunity to educate the public about the crucial role that volunteers play in supporting AAAs and Title VI programs across the country. Check out these n4a resources to help strengthen your agency's volunteer program and effectively engage older adults in volunteerism!
- Doing Good is Good For You
This publication 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. Order copies today!
- engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
n4a has partnered with Generations United, the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), and the National Resource Center for OSHER Lifelong Learning Institutes to launch a new resource center that collects and disseminates information about innovative engagement practices, resources and tools that the Aging Network can use in their communities.
- n4a University Course: Volunteer Engagement in the Aging Network
n4a members can learn how to build and strengthen their agency's volunteer program in this exciting course from n4a University, an online training partnership between n4a and Boston University's Center for Aging & Disability Education.
- Business Acumen Volunteer Project Planning Template
Mounting budget pressures mean many AAA volunteers play an even greater role in meeting service and organizational demands. Learn how your agency can help leverage the business acumen skills of volunteers to increase its reach and sustainability.
- Volunteer Program Case Studies
This collection of volunteer program case studies provides a snapshot of five effective volunteer programs for older adults that demonstrate the Aging Network's flexibility and innovation in developing meaningful volunteer opportunities to address critical community needs.