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Utilizing Older Volunteers

We have seen an increase in the number of older volunteers (65+) working with Habitat affiliates. This is great news for Habitat because these volunteers often have a wealth of knowledge and experience. However, it does bring certain risks other volunteers may not carry. It’s essential to consider the attributes of each volunteer (regardless of age) when assigning tasks. Older volunteers may not realize or accept the possibility that their physical ability is not what it once was. Potential physical limitations to consider when assigning tasks to an older volunteer can include:

There are several things your affiliate can do to help ensure the safety of your older volunteers and reduce the risk of injury. These include:

As always if you have questions please contact us at 888-553-9002.