Encore! Engaging Experienced Adults for Civic Good.
We know that your time is precious, and your skills and experiences are valuable. That's why our community is finding new ways to engage your talents, grow your personal and professional networks, and enable you to make a real impact in the community.
With the support of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and the Volunteer Center at Heart of West Michigan United Way, local non-profits are creating innovative volunteer opportunities to help you shape an encore to your career, or just a meaningful way to get involved in the community.
Encore volunteer opportunities call upon the experience, skills and ingenuity honed through your professional life, provide a transition to a new kind of work, and enable you to make a real impact as part of a skilled team devoted to service.
Experienced adults are a growing but largely untapped resource for addressing community issues. That’s the premise behind an emerging national movement to engage adults in the boomers and beyond age group in purposeful volunteer or paid work.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Encore is leading the call to engage experienced adults as a vital force for community change. The Volunteer Center at Heart of West Michigan United Way is proud to partner with these efforts.