Impact Hours

Connecting 55+ experience with community, an hour at a time

There are many 55+ adults in our community who would like to share their valuable skills and experience through ‘one-off’ volunteer opportunities measured in hours. Non-profits and charities, with limited resources, could benefit from leveraging these skill-sets, to support their efforts to create positive change in the community. Impact Hours creates an online platform:
  • to provide 55+ adults easy access to an inventory of skill-based volunteer opportunities that are measured in hours, instead of longer term commitments;
  • to promote the benefits for non-profits in seeking skilled 55+ volunteers for ‘one-off’ opportunities measured in hours, to fill gaps that will better position them to achieve their missions; and
  • to facilitate connections that will enable the community to benefit from the valuable skills and experiences of 55+ adults which might otherwise remain untapped.

Impact

55+ adults contribute in ways that are meaningful and valued, leading to increased community engagement and volunteer participation

Non-profits benefit from skilled volunteer resources which enable them to enhance capacity, make better decisions, and more effectively deliver their missions

Community becomes more age-friendly, fostering 55+ participation and contribution for positive community outcomes

 

Christine Franklin, a federal public servant and active volunteer in her community, created Impact Hours to be a niche online platform where non-profits can connect with skilled 55+ adult volunteers. She was inspired by the former Governor General David Johnston in his efforts to help build a stronger, more caring Canada, including his ‘My Giving Moment’ campaign.

Impact Hours would not be where it is today without the many pro bono hours offered by Frederic Sune from the web agency WP Expert.

Should you seek further information, please contact Impact Hours at info@impacthours.org.