Meaningful Employment

Reinvention stories abound. The seemingly endless number of baby boomers who have, or are working towards reinventing themselves fascinates us. Our team falls squarely into this category. In this section, we will investigate the best resources for volunteerism, mentoring, life coaching, skills assessment and other “third stage” options for meaningful employment.

Review – Student Mentor

www.studentmentor.org – Student Mentor Empowering the future of students! Co-founded by Ashkon Jafari and Stephanie Bravo, StudentMentor.org is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization which matches college and graduate students and young professionals wanting career or academic advice with professional mentors nationwide. Mentees receive invaluable guidance during the important stages in their academic and career development  read more …

Review – Saving Species

www.savingspecies.org – Saving Species Save species and offset carbon footprints! Saving Species is a volunteer organization founded in 2008 by Stuart Pimm and is comprised of a collaboration of conservation professionals whose sole objective is the prevention of extinction of species. Through a ratings service, this highly dedicated group recommends small non-governmental organizations they believe  read more …

Review – International Coach Federation

www.coachfederation.org – International Coach Federation Create momentum in your life! Founded in 1995 by Thomas J. Leonard, the International Coach Federation (ICF) is a professional organization for business and personal coaches and is the voice of the global coaching profession. With more than 18,000 professional, personal, and business coaches that represent more than 100 countries, ICF  read more …

Review – The Institute for Reinvention and Relevance

www.relevanceinstitute.com – The Institute for Reinvention and Relevance Hone your natural talents and passions! Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and founded by Robin and Steven Roffer, The Institute for Reinvention and Relevance was created to empower individuals and their businesses to reconnect with their unique value and regain relevance. Together, the Roffers have a  read more …

Review – My Plan After 50

www.myplanafter50.com – My Plan After 50 Make your vision a reality! My Plan After 50 is an online life retirement planning and coaching resource that provides boomers opportunities to learn, plan, discover, and invest in their future. Based in Des Moines, My Plan After 50, a division of Employee & Family Resources, has been assisting  read more …

Review – Experience Corps

www.experiencecorps.org – Experience Corps Every community has experience! Experience Corps had its beginnings in a 1988 concept paper by former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and founder of Common Cause, John Gardner. In 1995, Gardner’s idea became a reality resulting in Experience Corps, an award-winning national network of partners, schools, and community service organizations  read more …

Review – Mentor

www.mentoring.org – Mentor Influential Bonds! Over the past two decades, Mentor has helped millions of young people between the ages of 6 and 18 get the support and guidance they need to build meaningful lives. There are 18-million children in the U.S. who want and need a mentor but currently only 3-million children have one.  read more …

Review – Personal Historians

www.personalhistorians.org – Personal Historians Enriching lives for generations to come by preserving life stories. The Association of Personal Historians (APH), an international organization whose mission is to help people preserve life stories and memories through networking, training and support of personal historians, fosters personal history activities and projects throughout the world.

Review – Score

SCORE.org – Score Boomers 45-54 years old are the largest group of self-employed workers and those 55+ represent one of the fastest growing groups. (AARP and Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, Inc.) Whether you wish to start a new small business or grow an existing one, or volunteer your extensive management skills to mentor new or  read more …

Review – Habihut

www.thehabihut.com – Habihut Habihut – a little startup with a big dream. This village in a box was developed as a shelter alternative for developing countries. Out of a common interest in sustainable living, the Habihut partners see this new venture as an opportunity to give back and feel they are making a difference – the  read more …

Review – Points of Light

www.pointsoflight.org – Points of Light Many of us are still in the throes of our careers, some of us are cutting back on paid work, some are out of “paid work,” but as a generation, we are known as a group that gives back and likes to be involved. Points of Light was created as  read more …

Review – Get Involved!

www.getinvolved.gov – Get Involved! Agelessness…the Boomer Generation has changed families, the workplace, national policy, countries, marked pop culture and now is redefining what it means to grow older. Get Involved! is a national campaign encouraging the nation’s 77 million baby boomers to participate in some manner of volunteer service. Savvy boomers are active and engaged, and are  read more …

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