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Virtual Volunteering Still Offers Benefits

Category: Museums and Aging

“The pandemic has been a real blow not only to the physical and emotional well-being of older people, but for our society, which needs the talent of these people.”

–Marc Freedman, chief executive and founder of Encore.org

Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, but the pandemic has created major barriers to participation, especially for older people, who face a higher risk of serious illness or death if they contract the coronavirus. As a result, nonprofit organizations and volunteers are grappling with the challenge of finding new, safe ways to engage with older volunteers.

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