Volunteering by older people in the EU

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8 September 2011
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Europe is undergoing a previously unwitnessed ageing of the population. In view of this, social inclusion of the elderly and strategies to promote voluntary work among older people are now important items on the EU’s political agenda. This report is based on 30 case studies Read more
Europe is undergoing a previously unwitnessed ageing of the population. In view of this, social inclusion of the elderly and strategies to promote voluntary work among older people are now important items on the EU’s political agenda. This report is based on 30 case studies from 11 Member States in which volunteers, not always exclusively older people, were successfully engaged in meaningful projects of all kinds. The cases demonstrate best practice in all aspects of the issue, ranging from strategies to recruit volunteers to ways of keeping them engaged and utilising their talents to the full. The report has a special focus on volunteering by those who may themselves be at risk of social exclusion.
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  • Report

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    62
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    EF1134
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    Volunteering by older people in the EU

    Europe is undergoing a previously unwitnessed ageing of the population. In view of this, social inclusion of the elderly and strategies to promote voluntary work among older people are now important items on the EU’s political agenda. This report is based on 30 case studies from 11 Member States in which volunteers, not always exclusively older people, were successfully engaged in meaningful projects of all kinds. The cases demonstrate best practice in all aspects of the issue, ranging from strategies to recruit volunteers to ways of keeping them engaged and utilising their talents to the full. The report has a special focus on volunteering by those who may themselves be at risk of social exclusion.

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  • Executive summary

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    2
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    EF1134
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    Volunteering by older people in the EU - Executive summary

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    Eurofound
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    In this European Year of Volunteering, this report takes up the relatively neglected theme of volunteering by older people in Europe. While it is common to think of older people as beneficiaries of voluntary endeavour, their contribution as volunteers has received much less attention. This research includes 30 case studies on volunteering by older people from 11 EU Member States. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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