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.
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.
Should you seek further information, please contact Impact Hours at firstname.lastname@example.org.