How To Find The Ideal Place To Volunteer

How do you find the right place to volunteer? Kerry Hannon from Forbes has nine tips for finding an ideal volunteering gig based on your background and goals…Read more

Successful Aging in the Context of the Disablement Process: Working and Volunteering as Moderators on the Association Between Chronic Conditions and Subsequent Functional Limitations

Research published in the Journal of Gerontology in 2016 found that working and volunteering were both associated with a reduction in functional limitation derived from chronic health conditions. Productive activity, the authors argue, is vital for successful aging…Read more

The Third Age of Life: Leveraging the Mutual Benefits of Intergenerational Engagement

Longevity expert Dr. Dawn Carr of Florida State University argues that intergenerational engagement is an untapped resource for reducing inequality and increasing quality of life for people of all ages…Read more

The Voluntourist’s Dilemma

Does volunteering always do what it is supposed to: help the disadvantaged? A New York Times reporter investigated the rise of international “voluntourism,” and its often negative affects on alleviating global poverty…Read more

Applying Western models of volunteering in Hong Kong: The role of empathy, prosocial motivation and motive-experience fit for volunteering

Applying Western models of volunteering in Hong Kong: The role of empathy, prosocial motivation and motive-experience fit for volunteering…Read more

The Physiological Power of Altruism

In December 2015, The Atlantic featured a column on how volunteering leads to longer, healthier lives. We might even begin to see volunteering recommended alongside diet and exercise. Read more