With some of my students at a WOU tutorial
Alternatively, you can set up your own consultancy, or training company. But be prepared to slog the first few years to build up your company. If you can find the time, write a book and share your expertise with others.
Finally, if all you want is to have an opportunity to offer your skills and services gratis to the many charities and non-government organizations (NGOs) in your community, take your pick from the list in the side bar under "Donations and Volunteers Needed".
At the opening of the new centre for children with Down Syndrome (Photo: The Star)
A recent study on volunteerism among older people revealed these benefits:~ volunteering leads to better health, and older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from their volunteer activities
~ volunteer activities can strengthen the social ties that protect individuals from isolation during difficult times, while the experience of helping others leads to a sense of greater self-worth and trust.
~ even when controlling for other factors such as age, health, and gender, research has found that when individuals volunteer, they are more likely to live longer.
However, to receive the positive health benefits, volunteers need to commit at least one to two hours a week to volunteer activities.
To quote Gen Tan Sri Datuk Zain Hashim (Rtd), MIM chairman, "It is never more rewarding than seeing that a lifetime’s accumulated wisdom and experience are put to good use at one’s golden age."