Volunteering – Retirement’s Secret Sauce
Consider these four healthy retirement essentials: daily structure, status, purpose and a social network
When we leave our working career, we leave more than a paycheck. Retirement experts say we lose four other healthy retirement essentials: daily structure, status, purpose and a social network. Volunteering in retirement solves this problem!
The world has changed enormously since then, and that is good news for those entering retirement. Now the average retiree can expect to spend several decades in retirement, and sometimes considerably more.
The Good Side of Work
Entering retirement means giving up those things, and that can create health challenges. In place of a social network there is TV. In place of structure there is aimlessness. It is no wonder so many retirees find themselves bored and in search of purpose, but there is an answer to that quite common problem.
Why is Volunteering the Secret to a Happy Retirement?
Time to Make a Difference
How to Get Started Volunteering in Retirement
You can begin by taking a quick inventory, one that looks at your skills, at what you like to do and at the institutions and organizations you feel most passionately about. Here are some key things to think about as you start on the path to volunteering:
Get Insight from a Certified Retirement Coach
One of the building blocks of a successful transition to retirement that we focus on in our coaching practice is the Second Career. Volunteering in retirement is a big part of the conversation. We can help you get started; book a free call to find out more.