If you’ve never volunteered before, you won’t start in retirement
About 90% of Americans say they would like to do volunteer service for someone or some cause that needs their help, but just 25% actually do so, according to the Stanford Center on Longevity.
When asked why they don’t follow through on the wish to help, Americans most commonly cite a lack of free time. Yet, retirees — with plenty of time on their hands — do not volunteer at rates that are any higher than those of workers.
And among people who did not volunteer during their working years, just one-third finally begin volunteering during retirement.