Here’s their thinking: they need volunteers for their Early Head Start and Head Start programs…many baby boomers are at a place in their lives where they have the time and the desire to volunteer, and the energy (at least many of us still have the energy) to work with young children. Volunteer coordinator Madeline Enos adds that the boomer generation definitely has the skill set:
We want to tap into that and provide meaningful volunteer opportunities that give them the chance to really utilize their skills and work with young children which are, of course, the most vulnerable population and full of potential.”
Boomers remember when President Kennedy declared, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future,” and we took his words to heart. Programs like “Babies & Boomers” give us another opportunity to make a positive impact on future generations.
Besides, when was the last time you got to read “Hop on Pop” aloud to an enthusiastic audience? Here’s your chance if you live along the southern coast of Oregon. For info on volunteering, visit the Oregon Coast Community Action website by clicking here or go to www.orcca.us.