As we live longer and healthier lives, most people have not just one career, but several different careers. In the latter half of their working years, many are determined to apply their energy to efforts that make a difference or support a cause. This new model, which combines work, service, and social impact, is called an "encore career." Paid or unpaid, encore work focuses your energies where your passion and purpose meet.
The Brown School offers these free, self-paced online classes to help:
We also recommend that you:
READ The Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher. Nicholas Kristof’s A Path Appears is also helpful. Visit Encore.org, Idealist.org and Bridgespan.org where you’ll discover nonprofits offering paid staff positions, volunteer jobs and board positions, as well as advice and event listings.