Millenials and Volunteering: Bridging the Generation Gap

Submitted by Carla on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 3:28pm.
Updated on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 3:28pm.

Every day my LinkedIn feed and various business magazines are filled with articles about Millennials. Generally, the writer advises the reader on how to “manage” this group in the workplace and often seems to have a “these kids nowadays” tone. Through my work at New York Cares (with staff members and volunteers), I have also been exposed firsthand to Millennial’s great passion for community service. In its report on an Associated Press-GfK poll on December 29 the New York Times gave me data to support my optimism (which is a rare but welcome occurrence). The poll found an increase in young Americans who say that “citizens have a ‘very important obligation’ to volunteer.”

Keyword: 

  • Training MaterialsMillenials

Tags: 

  • Millenials
  • Recruitment
  • young volunteers

Year: 

2015