8 Great Types of Volunteer Work for Retirees

You finally reached the age where you can afford to retire. You’ve waited so many years to have the kind of free time that comes with retirement. But now that you have this time, what will you do with it?

If you’re struggling to figure out fun and meaningful ways to fill your days during retirement, a good option to consider is volunteering. Volunteer work gives you a chance to give back to your community and it provides opportunities to meet new people and learn new things.

There are a lot of different types of volunteer work out there. If you could use some help figuring out what route to take, here are 8 types of volunteer work that are good for retirees:

1. Become a Meals on Wheels driver.

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2. Become a mentor.

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3. Become a museum docent.

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4. Foster animals.

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5. Host an exchange student.


6. Join Habitat for Humanity.


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8. Walk dogs at the shelter.

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