Volunteer or Part-Time Work That Pays
Want to add extras to your retired life, but don’t have a lot of extra cash to pay for them?
You may find that staying active in your community can pay off big in:
- Social interaction
- Satisfaction in supporting a cause
- Access to recreational and cultural activities
There are probably countless opportunities in your community. Here are some ideas to help you brainstorm solutions that will work for you:
- Volunteer usher at a local theater to get complimentary tickets for cultural events.
- Work part-time at a movie theater to get free admission to movies.
- Help with field trips at a school or nursing home. Your expenses for trips and events may be paid.
- Sign up to be a secret shopper for restaurants and stores. They often offer free meals and products in exchange for feedback on their service.
- Love quilting or woodworking? Working part time in a hobby shop may get you a discount.
- Are you a golfer? Ask about setting up carts or working in the clubhouse in exchange for green fees.
- Dog sit for neighbors. It's one way to enjoy the companionship of a dog without all of the responsibility or expense. And, walking a dog is great exercise.
- Volunteering at a museum may mean free admission and sometimes a sneak peek at special exhibits.
Hopefully, this list gave you some good ideas. Talk with people in your community to explore opportunities that will increase your enjoyment of life and maybe help your wallet at the same time.