Truman Heartland: Boomers Get Connected

Initiatives & Impact

Boomers Get Connected

Each month, 500 Boomers reach retirement age in Eastern Jackson County. We're working to get those new retirees engaged and active in their local communities. 


Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Sign up with Boomers Get Connected today!

What is Boomers Get Connected?

Boomers Get Connected is an initiative started by Truman Heartland in partnership with United Way of Greater Kansas City to help you find the best volunteer opportunities for you to help the communities you love. 

With the interactive Get Connected website, you can register for a free account and find hundreds of volunteer opportunities in partnership with numerous non-profits serving Eastern Jackson County. 

Signing up with Get Connected has never been easier.

Get Connected is making it easy for volunteers like you to sign up and have access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities that fit your interests. It takes just five easy steps to get registered with Get Connected.

Step 1 - Create Your Account

Go to the Get Connected website to begin by creating your account. Be sure to mark "Boomers Get Connected" when asked how you heard about the program.

Step 2 - Select Your Causes

Select the causes you want to be involved in for a more accurate volunteer opportunity list. 

Step 3 - Select Your Interests

Select your skills and interests. Tell us how you would like to spend your time volunteering.

Step 4 - Select Your Non-Profit Agencies

Select the agencies that you’d like to get started volunteering with. Get Connected will create a list of non-profit partners and agencies that fit your interests.

Step 5 - Get Started

Verify your email address and get started! You will be given a personalized Get Connected dashboard that allows you to track your upcoming events, see the dollar impact your volunteer work has made, track your volunteer hours, and access to countless volunteer opportunities near you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Get Connected different from other volunteer websites?

Get Connected is great resource for Baby Boomers coming into retirement who are still looking for ways to be involved! This is a local database, so your volunteer hours will be helping impact your immediate area and community.

Get Connected makes volunteering easier than ever. When you sign up with Get Connected you’ll start receiving email listings of volunteer opportunities that fit your interests. Get Connected does the searching for you, so you can spend more time making a positive impact and change.

Truman Heartland and United Way are working to make Get Connected the go-to volunteer database in the region. By joining us you're choosing to be a part of a greater purpose and touch the lives of people in your community and beyond.

How do non-profits list their needs?

Truman Heartland and United Way of Greater Kansas City have done all the work of reaching out to the leaders of local non-profits to encourage their participation with Get Connected. Each agency is responsible for posting its volunteer opportunities from their own Get Connected accounts.

Does having a Get Connected account cost any money?

No. Get Connected is a free service offered to you by United Way as a means to make volunteering easier. The goal is to connect people like you with volunteer opportunities that excite you, while helping to make your local community a better place.

I'm not a Baby Boomer, can I still use Get Connected to find volunteer opportunities near me

Yes! While the Boomers Get Connected initiative is aimed at getting retirement age volunteers engaged in their community, the Get Connected platform is designed for people of all ages to use. Anyone can create an account and begin volunteering through Get Connected.


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