Area retiree finds volunteering ‘extremely fulfilling’

For Jean Barnes, volunteering isn’t just about “keeping busy” — it’s about staying involved in the organizations and projects she loves and continuing to contribute to the community. Barnes retired at 62, having tapered her consulting job to part-time before she stopped. Even before that, she had already started volunteering. Within six months of her…

Do something good that’s good for you too: Start volunteering

Donating your experience and labor to charitable groups is a good way to build community and even improve your health Craig Coleman of Springfield, Vermont, believes that volunteering is a way to live the Golden Rule. He certainly acts on that belief, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Senior Solutions, Volunteers in Action (VIA), and the Vermont Association…