Short Term Volunteer Projects
If one of the joys of your retirement is NOT being tied down to a long term commitment, volunteering for a single event or short term project is more appealing than signing up for a longer term commitment. Such opportunities range from large one day events with no specific skills required, such as a State beach clean-up, to very small events requiring special skills, such as judging a science fair. Last quarter’s volunteer tip was to “grab a buddy”, the quarter’s tip is to “grab an opportunity”. Read more
Would you like to use your technology skill set and desire to improve education around the world?
Team4Tech works to advance the quality of education in developing countries by connecting technology volunteers and solutions with high impact nonprofit organizations. Team4tech organizes groups of volunteers to teach technology skills to teachers and students in developing nations around the world. Volunteers are needed to work with organizations to develop projects and to travel to teach. This nonprofit was co-founded in 2012 by two Intel employees who also launched the Intel Education Service Corps in 2009. They welcome volunteers from any Intel site. Please visit Team4Tech for current opportunities and additional information or contact Intel retiree Steve Poehlman, an Encore Fellow with Team4Tech at email@example.com if you have any questions about this opportunity.
Knitted Knockers – www.knittedknockersusa.com
Retiree contact – Fred Neal – email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitted Knockers are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy. They are lighter and more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts. Since 2010, knittedknockersusa.com has given away over 5,500 knitted/ crocheted knockers to women in all 50 states. Knitted Knockers are made and donated by volunteers across the country. After receiving them, they are checked, sized and packaged for free distribution to mastectomy patients. Click here and read how Fred partnered with his wife to start this charity and how you can help.
Stiches From the Heart is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. This organization collects knitted and crochet baby items of all types mainly for premie babies. Completed items are sent to the Santa Monica address and are distributed to hospitals all over the country. I actually received a picture of a newborn baby wearing one of my outfits which makes it all worth while! Karen Silverton is the President and Founder and can be reached at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Volunteers of America is one the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, serving more than 2 million people each year, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.”