International volunteering among older adults is an under-researched, yet growing, market. Policy experts and volunteer resource managers have proposed recruiting older volunteers to meet a demand for skilled volunteers that are able to serve for a longer duration abroad. This article utilizes data from the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS) to assess how well older international volunteers from the United States fit this profile. Administrative implications are proposed as a way to further increase participation of skilled older adults in mutually beneficial international volunteer service.
Project: International Volunteerism by U.S. Residents
Lough, B. J., & Xiang, X. (2016). Skills-based international volunteering among older adults from the United States. Administration & Society, 48(9), 1085–1100. doi:10.1177/0095399714528179