Blog Over 50? Plan Your Volunteer Activity Now to Help Kids This Fall Over 50? Plan Your Volunteer Activity Now to Help Kids This Fall
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By Aileen Ichikawa and Sarah McKinney
July 16, 2018

If you’ve put volunteering with kids on your post-Labor Day list, hooray! Lots of youth-serving organizations need new volunteers starting in the fall. Now’s the time to start searching for the right opportunity for you.

Here’s a list of 15 Gen2Gen partners, organized by area of interest, that are looking for fall volunteers in multiple locations across the country. Scroll down to see if something excites you, and make a commitment now to show up for kids once summer is over!


826 National provides under-resourced students age 6-18 with opportunities to nurture their creativity and improve their writing skills. Their afterschool program relies heavily on volunteers, but you can also help out in the classroom or with field trips and workshops. Josh Jackson, a volunteer at 826LA, says, “By volunteering a few hours per week, I get to have an absurd amount of fun, and I accomplish something tremendously important.” See if there’s an 826 in your city and then explore next steps.

Still haven’t found something that interests you? Never fear. Go to the Gen2Gen Opportunity Finder and search by topic and zip code.

Powered by, Gen2Gen is a national campaign to mobilize older adults for kids who need champions. 

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