The idea of continuing work on a part-time basis may not be the way most people imagine their retirement. Many retirees will still feel like they want to contribute to their community in some way. Volunteer work is sometimes the best and most flexible ‘work’ for someone who is retired.
In planning for post-retirement volunteer work there are several things to consider: Is the volunteer work something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time to pursue? Is the volunteer work something you are currently skilled to do? And, finally, will the volunteer work fit into your daily retirement schedule?
One of the biggest rewards in volunteering is to continue to learn and grow while helping others. This could include helping the homeless, assisting in child educational needs, or public library work. Not having to depend on the volunteer work for income could be good stress free retirement ‘work’.
Some of the most common places to find volunteer work are non-profit and social service agencies. Using your prior work experience can help secure meaningful volunteer work. Consider doing internship work to get into the volunteer work you desire in your post-retirement life.