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Companies tap retirees as volunteers


Jackie Norris, Points of Light Corporate Institute
Source: SUNY Geneseo

More and more corporations are setting up volunteer programs for their retirees.

According to the New York Times, the programs offer retired folks a “ready-made placement service” and give the corporations opportunities for benefits such philanthropy, good will, and tax breaks. The non-profits that reap the volunteer services get the benefit of much-needed “trained and vetted expertise.”

“For a company, it’s not just the charitable thing to do, it’s also the opportunity to have a great group of brand ambassadors out there in the local community to build good will,” Jackie Norris, executive director of the nonprofit Points of Light Corporate Institute tells the Times.

Read more about this growing trend and see a list of websites that help retirees find volunteer opportunities here.

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