C3A encourages seniors to gainfully engage in society through volunteerism. By developing and recognising the contributions of senior volunteers, we aim to empower volunteer organisations offering more volunteer opportunities in the community for seniors. By doing so, seniors could have a better understanding of ageing and explore this exciting phase of their lives.
C3A is the administrator for the Silver Volunteer Fund, interested organisations please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends and family support, as well as a positive mindset on senior volunteerism, will go a long way to encourage seniors to volunteer.
Senior volunteerism, has many benefits to the individuals and the society.
Improve Family Bonding
Seniors have a wealth of knowledge and experience which we can tap on. Contributing to society as volunteers gives seniors the opportunity to not only learn new skills, but at the same time, interact with the young and improve intergenerational bonding. Seniors can share their valuable volunteering experiences with their grandchildren and foster family cohesion.
Enhance Social Interaction
Continuous engagement, through voluntary work, is a positive lifestyle for seniors to enhance their social interaction. They can also enlarge their social circle and stay connected with society.
Maintain Physical and Mental Wellbeing
Everyone has a unique gift, talent, vocational skill or strength that can be used for the benefit of the community. Seniors who are meaningfully engaged in society would find it personally rewarding and conducive to good health and psychological satisfaction.
“Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
- Betty Friedan, American Writer
“Serving the community is one way to live life to the fullest. I can’t imagine it any other way.”
Mr Gopal, 66
"I travelled, I read, I did photography but something was lacking. I want to give back to society and be productive."
Mr Gurdip Singh, 62.