Extension and other volunteer-based organizations have relied upon the number of volunteer hours as a way of reporting the organization's volunteer value to society. With the current legislative focus on the "Aging in America" issues, we are in a unique position of promoting a different type of impact for Extension's volunteer efforts. This article is based upon the efforts of Johns Hopkins researchers and earlier published works on how volunteering can reduce the three key risk factors of aging.
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Osborne, L. (2005). Volunteering: An Untapped Impact. The Journal of Extension, 43(5), Article 24. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss5/24