Find opportunities and ways to stay active — from volunteering to ongoing learning to working.
These links will take you to 211CT.org, where you can refine your search by town.
Become a role model, mentor, and friend to children. This program provides a way for volunteers to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
RSVP Program matches the talents of adults ages 55+ with the community service needs of local non-profit agencies.
Find volunteer opportunities within your community.
Become an in-home volunteer for people with special needs. You can provide companionship and friendship, assistance with simple chores, respite for family caregivers and transportation.
EC volunteers tutor students in Kindergarten through grade 3 who are struggling to learn to read. Each volunteer tutors in one participating school or after-school program 2 days a week (average of 5-6 hours) during the school year.
Find courses, seminars, workshops and cultural activities are offered for broadening educational and personal goals.
Find trainings and part-time employments at nonprofit and public agencies for older adults ages 55+.
Find your senior center to explore diverse recreational, social, volunteer, cultural and educational programs and activities.
Local AARP Chapters offer opportunities to connect with AARP members. Activities can include meals, cultural outings and trips and community services.
Cogenerate.org (formerly known as Encore.org) is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society.
OLLI at UConn is a program offering non-credit learning experiences (courses, lectures, and special events) for older adults who want to engage socially and intellectually with their peers as teachers and learners.
Contact your local parks and recreation department for activities for adults to stay connected to their communities.
Find recreational activities at your local YMCA.
United Way of Western CT publishes opportunities to volunteer turn your time and talents into meaningful action for agencies and organizations in our communities.
Visit your town's senior Center Page to learn about local resources.
Job searching can sometimes feel challenging for older adults, but becoming familiar with the best avenues and strategies will increase your chances of success when it comes to getting hired. Take a look at some tips to keep in mind as you look for employment.
Turning your hobby into a business is a great way to earn money doing something you enjoy! Starting a business requires planning, commitment, and a bit of risk – but if it’s something you feel passionate about then it’s worth seeing where your work can take you.
There are many benefits to volunteering in the community, especially for older adults who are looking to use their time in a meaningful way. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of volunteering and get involved in your community today. Happy Volunteering!