Laura Toscano is Manager of Professional Skilled Volunteering for the Washington, D.C. volunteer placement nonprofit HandsOn Greater DC Cares. In this brief interview, Toscano describes the pro bono volunteering groundswell among Boomers--a trend that is changing the image of service "from the soup kitchen to the board room."
P&R: Please describe the increase you are seeing in service and volunteerism among those 55 and older.
Toscano: [Boomers] represent an incredible wealth of experience, education, and skills. Now more than ever, research shows that this generation wants to continue to do work that will make a positive impact in their communities while putting their expertise to good use. At HandsOn Greater DC Cares, the Skills-Based Volunteering Program offers a variety of opportunities to serve, from creating a....
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