WHY GIVE 5 IS NEEDED

Because the future health and vitality of our community depend on it.

With an army of skilled baby boomers already retired, and another wave of boomers retiring over the next few decades, the communities that figure out effective volunteer matchmaking will be the ones that thrive and offer the best quality of life.

Many communities have a wide variety of volunteer needs, such as ...

  • nonprofits need access to experienced leaders and technical expertise
  • children need mentors, access to education and safe havens.
  • young professionals and entrepreneurs need mentorship and access to expertise, institutional knowledge, and wisdom.
  • city and county governments need talented, passionate volunteers to serve on their boards and commissions.
  • volunteers are needed to assist those most in need – the homeless, children and the under-resourced.

Senior citizens and the coming wave of baby boomer retirees have a wide variety of skills and assets, including:

  • experience
  • expertise
  • financial resources
  • a desire to give back to their community
  • and for the first time in their lives – time.

Give 5 focuses on:

  • Celebrating ... retirees and their contributions to our community.
  • Transitioning ... helping retirees disengage from their “work life” – the only life most have ever known – and transition to learn to enjoy retirement, while also making retirement more fulfilling.
  • Engaging ... helping retirees find their true passion, and helping them connect with volunteer opportunities that match and feed their passions, ensuring they feel relevant.
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“The notion of citizens wanting to do something for their community is a precious thing and Give 5 is a fantastic vehicle for capturing that notion, nurturing it and connecting it with the nonprofits in that community. Every community should have a Give 5 chapter. “
- Peter Kageyama, Author For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places
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“The notion of citizens wanting to do something for their community is a precious thing and Give 5 is a fantastic vehicle for capturing that notion, nurturing it and connecting it with the nonprofits in that community. Every community should have a Give 5 chapter. “
- Peter Kageyama, Author For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places