Volunteering is a popular antidote to feelings of isolation that can occur as we age. Here are two programs that enable seniors to share their time and skills with younger generations.

Encore: Gen2Gen

Child and Family Service (CFS) has served the needs of vulnerable populations in Hawai‘i since 1899. In partnership with a national nonprofit, Encore, CFS offers many ways for volunteers aged 50+to support that important work.

Volunteer coordinator, Encore Fellow Kevin Henry, can find a place for you no matter if you have only a few hours a month or if you feel you don’t have any special skills. Doing inventory at a donation center or mentoring about financial literacy are just two examples.

Foster Grandparent Program

If you are aged 55+and can work a minimum of 15 hours a week, you can apply to be a Foster Grandparent volunteer with the Dept. of Human Services. There are certain health and other requirements.

As a Foster Grandparent volunteer, you’re a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Serving at educational institutions, you help set a child on the path toward a successful future.

Volunteer Engagement Manager: Kevin Henry
808-342-2516 | khenry@cfs-hawaii.org
808-832-5169 | www.bit.ly/DHS_FosterGrandparent