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We leverage the power of people over 50 to use their talent and experience to do good, feel good and add value.


People over 50 will make a difference in their communities and the world. They will be valued as caring contributors and change-makers.

Who we are

Encore Boston Network is a community of individuals and nonprofits, businesses,
government agencies, policy makers, advisors, coaches, advocates and researchers. Together, we make it possible for people over 50 to do purposeful work and volunteering.

Our Name

We are the original Encore Boston. Everyone is a winner with us! The Encore part of our name refers to our focus on people over 50. Encore also suggests a bonus based on excellence and talent. Boston connects us to our region. And Network says we are a community of people united by our shared mission.

Our unique role

We are a marketplace for encore talent, the go-to place for:
  • People over 50 to find work and volunteer opportunities and support for their efforts.
  • Nonprofits, businesses and government agencies seeking encore talent for paid and unpaid roles, and knowledge about how to engage, support and retain them.
  • Organizations, professionals and others to connect with or serve these two groups.
  • Information, resources and expertise about encore talent and its role in a multi-generational workplace.

Our values

Peer Connection: Linking likeminded people and organizations into a community of inter-dependent and mutually supportive groups.

Social Currency: Facilitating relationships that generate reciprocal exchanges of value within the community.

Discovery & Learning: Helping people and organizations gain insight and knowledge that enhances their commitment to social purpose.

Distributed Leadership: Engaging and relying on volunteers to fill key leadership roles need- ed to deliver effective programs and services

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