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Retiree Career-Life Planning, Employment and Volunteering Resources

 

UC Employment Resources
Career-Life Planning at 50+
Small Business and Entrepreneurial Resources
Job-Hunting Resources and Internships
AARP Resources
Volunteering and Community Service
Exploring New Careers, Extending Your Education
Green Careers

UC Employment Resources

http://jobs.berkeley.edu/
UC Berkeley campus employment website -- Retirees, search for part-time, temporary jobs to work on campus as a rehired retiree.

http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/employment/transition
Transition Services group in UC Berkeley Human Resources.

http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies_employee_labor_relations/re-emp_ret_emp.pdf
UC’s system-wide policies and procedures for UC retirees returning to work.

http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/benefits/employment-events/new-hire/retiree
Policies, procedures and forms for rehiring UC retirees at the UC Berkeley campus. These are used in addition to the system-wide policies and procedures noted previously.

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Career-Life Planning at 50+

http://comingofage.org/
BayArea Coming of Age is a local organization dedicated to assisting mature workers with career development resources and courses.

http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/transition.htm
Transition Services provides career development resources to UC retirees at the Berkeley campus.

http://thecenter.berkeley.edu/
UC Berkeley Retirement Center provides resources to retirees from UC Berkeley, LBL, and UCOP. The Pre-Retirement Planning workshop series is one valuable resource to those contemplating retirement in the next 1-3 years.

http://www.aarp.org/states/ca/
Career fairs locally, the Experience Guide.

http://www.experienceworks.org/
Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization that helps older adults get the training they need to find good jobs in their communities.

http://www.encore.org/
Encore Careers. Civic Ventures, a Bay Area organization supporting mature workers and their contributions to non-profit service in their communities.

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Small Business and Entrepreneurial Resources

http://www.imcusa.org/

IMC, USA, Northern California, Tri-Valley Consultants Forum, a local networking organization for those interested in the Amador-Livermore-San Ramon valley communities.

http://www.sba.gov/
Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Centers, a Federal resource www.Score.org Volunteer network of retired managers and executives who consult with aspiring managers and entrepreneurs.

http://fasttrac.org/
Kauffman Foundation FastTrac business development programs.

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Job-Hunting Resources and Internships

http://myskillsmyfuture.org/
Helps retirees and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.

http://jobstar.org/index.php
Job search engine managed by the Bay Area library system.

http://seniorjobbank.org/
Commercial websites (these may charge a fee or require you join as a member).

http://www.tentiltwo.com/
A staffing firm that lists part-time jobs for college-educated applicants.

http://www.flexibleexecutives.com/
Jobs for former executives, marketing and accounting professionals

http://retiredbrains.com/default.aspx
RetiredBrains is a website for retirees, people planning their retirement and Americans caring for or having responsibility for older family members.

http://retireeworkforce.com/
RetireeWorkforce.com is dedicated to providing exciting employment opportunities for experienced and motivated retirees. Their job database contains part-time, flexible, seasonal and even full-time positions specifically for more experienced candidates.

http://retirementjobs.com/
RetirementJobs.com aims to identify companies most-suited to older workers and match them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle.

http://www.retirement-jobs-online.com/
This website contains information about "legitimate, conservative" jobs available on the Internet.

AARP resources:

http://www.aarp.org/work/

http://www.aarp.org/money/low-income-assistance/real_relief_aarp/
Jobs and job training opportunities.

http://www.aarp.org/money/work
Job tips for mature workers.

http://jobs.aarp.org/
Job search engine for mature workers.

http://www.aarp.org/work/employee-benefits/best_employers/
Best Employers for Workers 50+.

http://www.aarp.org/worksearch
Getting back into the workforce (planning and tips).

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Volunteering and Community Service

http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?
The Peace Corps encourages mature adults to apply for worldwide assignments.

http://experiencewave.org/
Helps older workers “stay engaged and give back."

http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Helps you locate volunteer opportunities in your own community.

http://www.aarpworksearch.org/pages/SCSEP.aspx
The AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps job seekers improved their skills, obtain training and find a job. The goal of the program is for participants to gain the skills they need to find and sustain employments in the workforce. SCSEP is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor with support from AARP and the AARP Foundation.

http://knowhownetwork.org/
Our mission is to foster skills based giving.

http://www.nationalservice.gov/
The Corporation is the nation’s largest grant maker supporting service and volunteering.

http://www.helpnow.org/about.php
The Volunteer Center operates with the mission of linking people who care with people in need.

http://www.cceb.org/volunteer.htm
Catholic Charities of the East Bay is a diverse, multi-service nonprofit Human Services agency. Since 1935, it has played a central role in providing social services and advocacy to the most in need in Contra Costa and Alameda counties regardless of their religious faith.

http://www.ia.org/
Volunteers embody the heart of Junior Achievement. Taking a message of opportunity and boundless potential to a classroom in your community, no matter what your profession, is IA in action!

http://www.centerforadaptivelearning.org/
CAL empowers adults with learning disabilities to realize their full potential for independent self-reliant living.

http://www.taprootfoundation.org/
Pro bono service leveraging top talent in support of our communities’ greatest needs

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Exploring New Careers, Extending Your Education

http://plus50.aacc.nche.edu/Pages/Default.aspx
American Association of Community Colleges’ website listing 2-year institutions with campus programs engaging the 50+ population

http://www.facebook.com/AARPwlc?v=info
Women’s Leadership Circle, offers scholarships to women age 40+

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Green Careers

http://www.greencareercentral.com/map
Green Economy Map provides an overview of over 50 industries and sectors that make up the green economy.

http://www.greencareercentral.com/scorecard
An assessment to show you where you are in your quest for a green career and where to put your focus to get the best results

http://www.ci.livermore.ca.us/econdev/index.html
Livermore’s Economics Development Department

http://www.business.ca.gov/AdditionalResources/InnovationHubInitiative.aspx
State of California’s Innovation Hub (iHub). The iHub initiative will improve the state's national and global competitiveness by stimulating partnerships, economic development, and job creation around specific research clusters through state-designated iHubs.

http://www.hobbstowne.com/
Hobbs & Towne, Inc. is an Executive Search Firm specializing in the recruitment of senior level executives for early stage and high growth technology companies in Alternative Energy and Clean Technology "Cleantech."

http://www.ecogreengroup.org/
Extensive resources on sustainable technologies and local events.

http://www.cleantechinstitute.org/
Clean Tech Institute is a research, consulting and and training organization in emerging clean & renewable energy industry that offers Local Certificate Training Programs in Clean Tech and Renewable Energy.

http://greeneconomypost.com/
The Green Economy Post is a blog portal that provides site visitors with green career information. It also covers the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy.

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