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Dr. Ken Culp, principal extension specialist for volunteering for the Department of 4-H Youth development at the University of Kentucky and one of our Points of Light Conference speakers, offers an overview of all the generations found in the volunteer space today, and how they approach volunteerism in his article, “Understanding Generational Differences.” Read it here 

For an in-depth look at what Boomers want from volunteerism, community engagement and second (or third and fourth careers), take a look at the research and resources of the Encore Network. Read it here

Wondering where to draw the line between Millennials and those who are following them? The Pew Research Center, the go-to resource for understanding generational cohorts, offers some guidance on looking at how these groups are delineated and how their experiences may influence their impact in “Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins.” Read it here

For a closer look at Millennials as come of age, see “Millennial life: How young adulthood today compares with prior generations,” also from Pew. Read it here

Our friends at VQ Strategies are also taking a look at the next generations of volunteers and how to capture their interest in “X, Y, and Introducing Generation Z!” Read it here