Baby boomers are still asking ‘What can I do for my country (and my world)?’ and the answer is, probably a lot more than they could when they were 20.Â Peace Corps and Bonnie Lee Black have something in common: age. Peace Corps celebrated its 51st anniversary in March this year; Bonnie was 51 when she closed her catering business and joined them as a volunteer in the thickly rain forested interior of Gabon, Central Africa. That was back in 1996. Bonnie was then on the leading edge of a surprising shift in volunteering, not only within Peace Corps, but in many volunteer sending organizations as Baby Boomers eschew outdated stereotypes about aging and throw themselves into post-retirement full-time volunteer service.
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â€śYou have to constantly give your best and raise the bar personally and professionally. We see this played out daily at the Shepherd Center, which continues to make a difference in our daily lives.â€ť -Betty Hulse
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