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  • More older adults from U.S. volunteering in other countries

    Increasing numbers of older Americans are traveling abroad to perform volunteer work - and host communities and organizations are clamoring to recruit them, according to studies by social work professor Benjamin Lough and doctoral student Xiaoling Xiang.

    Increasing numbers of older Americans are traveling abroad to perform volunteer work - and host communities and organizations are clamoring to recruit them, according to studies by social work professor Benjamin Lough and doctoral student Xiaoling Xiang.

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  • To reach Benjamin J. Lough, call 217-333-2261; email bjlough@illinois.edu
    To reach Xiaoling Xiang, call 217-244-9884; email xxiang3@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Skills-based International Volunteering among Older Adults from the U.S.,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Administration and Society. The paper is available online from Sage Journals or from the News Bureau

    The paper, “Motivations for Volunteering Abroad in Later Life,” was published in the journal International Journal of Volunteer Administration, and is available online or from the News Bureau