"UNITED PLANET 50+ VOLUNTEER" PROGRAM
"…older volunteers bring experience, wisdom, and maturity that young people cannot; and they get immediate respect in their communities overseas."
"..and the benefits to volunteers are immense. Studies show that volunteering gives you a renewed sense of purpose and direction, creates stronger social connections and makes you happier and healthier – not just mentally, but physically. In fact, one study shows a longer life expectancy associated with volunteering than even exercising or attending regular religious service."
"United Planet Volunteer Quest" programs are available to seniors and others in over 40 countries and range from 1-52 weeks.
All "United Planet" programs empower seniors and people of all ages to become catalysts for change.
Volunteer work can be found in the areas of:
"United Planet" administers "Ambassador Programs," "Community Development Projects," and "The Cultural Awareness Project," which spreads cross-cultural awareness through presentations stories, photos, musical performances, traditional foods, art demonstrations, games, lectures, and discussions about cultures and global issues. "The Cultural Awareness Project," works with schools, nonprofit groups, and companies in the Boston area.
The aim of "United Planet" is to foster cross-cultural understanding and address shared challenges to unite the world in a community beyond borders and to promote Relational Diplomacy - recognizing that the relationship between people of diverse backgrounds is the basic building block for uniting the world.