Volunteering— 

One great road to your

successful retirement.

Kickstart Your Retirement Adventure With

Great Volunteer Stories

July 18, 2018

Wayne Schmidt began teaching his son to bowl and was soon encouraged to begin coaching the Special Olympics athletes in bowling for his community. Having now moved into coaching new volunteer coaches, Wayne,...

May 9, 2018

Special Olympics depends on volunteers, but the volunteers, especially those who are new or one-timers, also need to depend upon someone to ensure their success. That’s where Lead Volunteers shine, communicati...

April 18, 2018

Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doo...

February 21, 2018

For more than five million persons with intellectual disabilities in 172 countries, Special Olympics makes lots and lots of smiles. The athletes benefit from the training and competitions as they develop physi...

January 24, 2018

 From Rider to Writer—With a Little “Help” 

Passionate about horses, Crys Zinkiewicz found a great place to volunteer and then she discovered Hershey! Hershey is a go-to horse at Saddle Up!, a therapeutic...

September 6, 2017

Horsing Around–Good for Kids and Volunteers

“Mom, go ride your horse—you’ll be a nicer person!” For years, family members knew the value of horseback riding for Crys Zinkiewicz. Being outside, with her horse, r...

July 26, 2017

Splendid animals, horses capture attention. But did you know that horses can also work a bit of magic? With the help of volunteers, of course! Saddle Up! is one example. Delighting and serving 275 children wit...

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