Workshops Series: Capturing the Energy and Expertise of Age 50+ Volunteers

Posted on January 2, 2007

Thanks to a generous grant from the Jesse Ball DuPont Fund, Coming of Age is pleased to offer you the opportunity to apply to participate FREE of charge in:

?Capturing the Energy and Expertise of Age 50+ Volunteers?
A Coming of Age Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is an intensive training program that will help you:

* Attract more 50+ volunteers
* Engage highly skilled volunteers who can assist you with everything from legal matters to web design
* Apply new volunteer strategies that will strengthen your capacity to achieve your mission

Participation in the Learning Lab is free but limited to 12 area nonprofits, public institutions or government agencies.

We recommend that each group be represented by two staff members, one of whom has decision-making authority about the organization?s volunteer activities. For your application form, please click here.

?Capturing the Energy and Expertise of Age 50+ Volunteers? will:

* Begin on March 7, 2007
* Be held at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia
* Consist of six half-day Wednesday morning sessions
* Include on-going technical assistance to help you move ideas into action
* End with a fall wrap-up session

The curriculum is based on state-of-the-art research on critical issues about engaging people age 50+ in meaningful service. Session leaders, members of the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning National Training Network, are highly skilled at helping you mine the talent and expertise of this expanding and evolving resource.

What?s more, you?ll participate in a learning collaborative that will allow you to interact with and gain insights from colleagues in other local organizations.

The Learning Lab will be extended an additional Wednesday session(s) in case of snow. The fall follow-up session, in which participants will share successes and challenges, will be scheduled at the group?s convenience.

For an application form, please click here. Our deadline for accepting applications is Monday, January 22, 2007. You will be notified regarding acceptance by Thursday, February 1.

Since the Learning Lab is free to participants and limited to 12 groups, we anticipate a high volume of applications. If you are interested, please fax your completed application to (215) 204-3195 as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, January 22.

Questions? Please email Andrea Leerman, our Learning Lab Director, at, or call the Coming of Age office (215) 204-8585.

We hope that you will recognize the value of this unique opportunity and apply today to participate in ?Capturing the Energy and Expertise of Age 50+ Volunteers!”


Dick Goldberg, Director
Coming of Age
Center for Intergenerational Learning
Temple University
1601 N. Broad Street, Room 206
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-8585
FAX (215) 204-3195

Coming of Age is a partnership of the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning, WHYY Wider Horizons, AARP Pennsylvania, and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to promote age 50+ civic engagement, lifelong learning, and community leadership.

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