Older volunteers (shall we say, 50+?) bring special gifts to their setting. They can also experience unique challenges. I'd like to start a thread dedicated to us older V's: our insights and perspectives in a program that is very often slanted toward the needs of younger volunteers.
A good place to start may be a discussion of *older volunteers as informal mentors to younger volunteers*. What are your experiences with mentoring? Any good stories? Boundary issues?
Here are some other topics:
- Healthcare challenges for older volunteers
- Supervision by people who are decades younger than you
- Moving and starting anew in a new community
- Resilience and self-care
- Structural agism in the workplace