Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Meet the Matchmakers - Suzanne

Redefining Retirement, a new program at the Bergen Volunteer Center, works with
interested nonprofits to identify their volunteer needs and connect them with retired volunteers who have the specific skills needed. We are excited to introduce to you some of the programs volunteers! Redefining Retirement Matchmakers are trained volunteers who will make initial connections between the nonprofits and interested retirees.

Meet Suzanne!

As a recently retired professional I was actively looking for a purposeful rewarding volunteer role to leverage both my skills and my newly found “gift” of free time! I grew up in Bergen and County and I worked for 33 years, for a large global consumer product company. My career spanned across finance, training and development, and information technology. As a working mom I certainly had the stress of managing multiple priorities but always found time along the way to volunteer. I truly feel that giving back, through service to others, always helped me to find balance, relieve stress, and fuel my soul. The Redefining Retirement Matchmaker role has been perfect for me as it fills one of my passions, to interact with people, to coach and mentor in a new way, and learn more about the many nonprofit organizations of Bergen County. “One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.” I hope you will share your skills and volunteer for one of our wonderful organizations. I promise you will get back more than you give!

To learn more about Redefining Retirement please visit,

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