ReServe is pleased to share with you some key findings from ReServe Stat 2011, an independent survey of ReServists and its partners conducted in December 2011 along with additional data developed by ReServe staff. The survey was designed and the data analyzed by a ReServist who is a former market researcher. This attractive document was created by a graphic designer/ReServist and can be downloaded here.
Nearly half of those “re-serving” in 2011 are under 65 and more than 40% do not consider themselves to be retired. Consistent with previous surveys, ReServists are predominantly female and are well educated. The types of organizations that engage ReServists remain varied, but are predominantly human service and education organizations, and public schools and NYC agencies.
The findings confirm that ReServe’s strategy of matching continuing professionals 55+ with service work that leverages their skills and experience, is mutually rewarding and efficient. Moreover, both groups report that their ReServe experience exceeded their expectations in nearly every category.
Since 2005, ReServists have performed nearly one million hours of high-value service at more than 370 nonprofit organizations in New York City. ReServe programs are now operating in Baltimore, Miami, Milwaukee, Newark, and Westchester County.
A dedicated Board of Directors, an energetic staff and countless generous supporters helped to make this growth possible. But it is ReServists who are most responsible for our success: Their generosity of spirit and dedication to service have transformed an innovative idea into a national movement – and their numbers are growing daily.
If you want more information about the survey or our work, please contact us at 212-710-9224.