Skills-Based International Volunteering Among Older Adults From the United States

Benjamin J. Lough, Xiaoling Xiang

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International volunteering among older adults is an under-researched, yet growing, market. Policy experts and volunteer resource managers have proposed recruiting older volunteers to meet a demand for skilled volunteers that are able to serve for a longer duration abroad. This article utilizes data from the U.S. Current Population Survey (CPS) to assess how well older international volunteers from the United States fit this profile. Administrative implications are proposed as a way to further increase participation of skilled older adults in mutually beneficial international volunteer service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1100
Number of pages16
JournalAdministration and Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2014


  • aging
  • older adults
  • quantitative
  • volunteering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing

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