Lifelong learning: you can do it at home, abroad, in the workplace, at school or online. There are so many ways to stay mentally engaged, and its benefits are economic, social and physical. Keep your mind active through flexible work. Read a great book. Travel to a place you’ve never visited before. Volunteer for a cause you care about or venture into nature. There’s no wrong way to stay curious and open to new experiences. We want to help you earn, learn and remain socially engaged and we’re dedicated to highlighting ways to do it. 

 


 

Spotlights to Keep You Learning

 

Do you dream of spaceships and surfboards and Cocoa Beach? How about science and sun, frisbees and fun? Do you have a grandchild who loves books, horses and dolphins? Grandparents’ Day falls in September, so why not celebrate on a learning adventure with your grandchildren designed with this special relationship in mind?

 

Who needs research? Companies, schools and grantmakers just to name a few. If you’re adept at wading through seas of information and finding what’s on point, work as a Researcher and stay in-the-know.

 

Are you starting something new to improve the care and education of US children 5 and under? If so, consider applying for a Funded Fellowship for Early Childhood Projects through Encore.org. If you’re chosen, you can receive cash awards media exposure, coaching and more. Applications are due October 17, 2019!

 

What if you could engage with people who need your help and advice online? You can! Online Mentoring is a growing field, so get connected. You’ll make some extra money, stay on top of current issues and give someone a hand up.

 

Curious about ways to earn some money and get into the holiday spirit? If you want to be a Christmas Elf in Finland, start now! Or, if you instinctively know who’s been bad or good, sign up to be Santa.

 

Have you guided entities towards high-level goals? Do you care deeply for a particular cause? Be a Nonprofit Board Member and turn that passion into action. The nonprofit landscape is constantly changing and there’s a lot to learn.

 

If you want to stay close to what’s happening on the ground, working as a Park Ranger could be the way. 

 

But if you’re looking for a new way to see and experience places, Train Travel may be just the ticket.

 


 

Members On the Record

 

“I wanted to figure out if I might have anything to add to the academic conversation that was worth saying.”

Read about how Community College Instructor Holly Gilman decided to pursue that PhD after all.

 


 

Exclusive Offer

 

The joys of being a grandparent can last all year, especially if you have memorable experiences with your grandchildren. Edu-travel industry leader Road Scholar has you covered with a wide array of specially designed grandparent travel experiences. Plus, order a catalog from Road Scholar before 11/30/19 and be entered to win $250 off any Road Scholar trip

 


 

Ask Amava Discussion Group – Resume Refresh

 

You know that resume you’ve been meaning to refresh? Talk to our expert for tips and tricks to get your resume to the top of the pile. Join us for a lively online discussion on Thursday, October 24th 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT. Email askamava@amava.com and we’ll get you the details.

 


 

On Your Way Out

 

“There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things.” Alexander Graham Bell