Attracting older volunteers in an ageing society

The Commission on Voluntary Sector and Ageing has issued a new discussion paper on the future of volunteering in an ageing society. The Guardian has an article from the chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital, at, which starts:

Society is changing and volunteering trends will change with it. For years, ever-generous retirees have been the force behind so much of the voluntary sector. But the ‘super boomer’ generation, heading for retirement now, are going to face a myriad of other time pressures.

‘A better offer: The future of volunteering in an ageing society’ can be downloaded (pdf, 406KB) via (or direct pdf link). The commission was set up by New Philanthropy Capital and International Longevity Centre-UK.