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Tell me about the GenX and GenY volunteers, please. How do you approach and retain them? How do they differ from boomers? I can see how they differ from retirees, as I can see how late boomers differ from early ones.

The only things I've noticed is that they seem to have shorter attention spans, but like my generation (60's do-gooders) they (especially the youngest) are eager to help when shown a real need. The early gen X seem to be more difficult to bring out of their "me first" attitude.

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I can suggest two more possible explanations for that. One, from my experience, the other from our extension agent's perspective. What I have seen of volunteers is that a person who likes to volunteer, does so in many venues, not just one. They then simply spread themselves too thin to be readily available for projects. Second, our Hort Ed has studied volunteer phenomena and statistics and brought a class to us to try to explain differences in 4 age groups and how they work, listen, volunteer, differently from one another, thus meaning they must each be approached differently. It's very interesting and insightful. It explains a lot of why a mainly babyboomers and retirees group has trouble retaining the interest of GenX, GenY, and Millenium volunteers.

Just more possible explanations of the issue, not criticisms.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

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