UW Retirement Association

UW Encore

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Engaging Experience for the Greater Good

We guide UW retirees toward meaningful UW-IMG_2578related service opportunities.

You’ve acquired invaluable knowledge and skills during your work life. UW Encore is eager to help you find fulfilling ways to use them for the greater good during your retirement either at the UW or in the larger community.

Find  a vetted list of volunteer opportunities HERE.  

Use THESE TOOLS to help you discover where you find meaning.

Learn if an organization’s opportunity is a fit for you with THIS checklist.

Please contact us (uwencore@uw.edu) any time with your suggestions, questions, feedback or requests for assistance.

FEATURED OPPORTUNITY     SOL_Primary-Logo_Horizontal_RGB

Approximately 10,000 volunteers will be needed to make the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (June 30 – July 6) a success. Many competitions will be taking place at UW venues. Athletes will be staying in UW dorms. Please visit THIS page for instructions about how to sign up. We look forward to making this an experience to remember for all involved!

FEATURED MESSAGE:  Community Engagement as Self-Care by Bob Roseth, retired Director of UW News and InformationBob R

One of the major changes that I made in my life after retiring was to pay more attention to the condition of my body.  Accordingly, I go to the gym every other day. I try to eat a diet rich in vegetables and whole grains. I try to get a good night’s sleep every night.

And I volunteer. (Read the rest of the story HERE.)

UW Encore videos

Retired UW Professor Stan Chernicoff on finding volunteer opportunities using Volunteer Match:

Click HERE to see the 2014 Purpose, Passion and Power talk with Eric Liu and Encore.org founder, Marc Freeman.