Volunteering— 

One great road to your

successful retirement.

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Great Volunteer Stories

December 26, 2018

What’s a friend? Someone with whom you can laugh, someone who helps you with little things and big things, someone who makes you feel special—that’s a friend! Jan Lockard is good at being that friend to two la...

November 28, 2018

Patients who need care and social interaction, caregivers who are stretched to the limit and need a break, and volunteer Senior Companions who step in as friends to meet both needs are all winners through the...

September 26, 2018

You care about others, and you are adventuresome. Volunteering overseas appeals to you, but not at the price quoted in the fancy brochures! You and Nelson Santos are kindred spirits. Fortunately, he's blaz...

June 20, 2018

Patients new to hospice care will often express their fears. Not wanting to die alone is a one of their biggest concerns. Be Your Haven, a Florida hospice-care provider, has set up a program called, No One Die...

February 14, 2018

Barbara Winkler is not alone in her desire to honor, thank, and comfort men and women who have experienced the horrors of war on behalf of our nation. Nationwide, in 47 states and the District of Columbia, are...

August 23, 2017

Two Different Ways of “Doing Good for Someone Else”

In Everett Davis’s own words, he gravitates to “doing good for someone else.” Retiring after a career in a bank’s accounting department, Everett found that hi...

June 14, 2017

When a baby’s start in life is rough, intensive loving is part of the care. Holding, rocking, humming—all good “medicine” volunteers provide. Meet Bill Farris who volunteers with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s H...

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