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By Zulima Palacio
Washington
26 August 2008

Roberta is retired. Today, she is helping weed, mulch and water trees at this local park by the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
Roberta is retired. Today, she is helping weed, mulch and water trees at this local park by the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
Within the next decade, some 77 million people in the United States will enter retirement age, and many of them are expected to offer their skills and experience to work as volunteers.  Better health, longer life-spans and a desire to give something back to society are among the reasons motivating many to volunteer. Producer Zulima Palacio has this report narrated by Deborah Block on what is being called a "new army of volunteers".

 

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