It’s Proven: Volunteering is Good for Your Health!
Preparations for senior volunteers overseas and in the USA
“If, once you reach a certain age, you never do anything that makes you nervous, it means you’re not really challenging yourself. There’s still so much out there to try.”
“As I grow older and my list of visited cultures expands, I remain humbled and deeply moved by the gracious nature of the majority of people. The “catch” is, of course, that we cannot experience these valuable cultural exchanges without taking risks. We must be willing to step away from our familiar, safe surroundings and reach out to the other. However slowly, awkwardly, we inch forward, narrowing the chasm.”
“As a lifelong learner, I’ve been either a student, a teacher or both my entire life. Since I retired from active employment several years ago, I have enjoyed the freedom to not only continue my roles as student and teacher but also to expand them in service to others.”
“Being a servant to others, giving my time and talents with no requirement for anything in return, was very rewarding. Almost everyone I met in one way or another thanked me just for coming there.”
“My ten trips with Global Volunteers have added whole new meaning and purpose to my life, in my retirement after 45 years as a graphic designer. Each one’s been totally worth every penny – plus all expenses are tax deductible! Previous experience is not necessary. I urge curious travelers to go.”