Senior Volunteering

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Senior Volunteers impact illinois:

Senior Volunteers impact illinois Cara Marcum

The i.d.e.a. Store in champaign :

The i.d.e.a . Store in champaign

an Avid Senior volunteer in action:

an Avid Senior volunteer in action

Budget proposal:

Budget proposal $4 million seed money to create four new I.D.E.A. Stores in four Illinois cities: Chicago Springfield Peoria Carbondale $1 million divided between: advertising campaigns to help the Retired Senior Volunteers Program inform seniors about volunteering opportunities at I.D.E.A. Stores to help the Consortium for Educational Change and EarthShare Illinois collaboratively inform the g eneral population of its mission and benefits any additional administrative needs

reasons to volunteer:

reasons to volunteer physical activity mental stimulation social interaction emotional well-being intergenerational collaboration sense of community engagement with issues that matter

Impact on illinois citizens:

Making money from donated items that were otherwise headed for the landfill, adding 4 more I.D.E.A. Stores would: Offer volunteer opportunities for aging adults to connect with youth and each other Reduce waste in Illinois landfills Create jobs Provide a green business Earn revenue for nonprofit educational foundations Build sense of community Impact on illinois citizens

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