Many people who are out of a job and looking for something to do are turning to volunteer work, something short-staffed hospitals are using to their advantage. Unfortunately, when older people enter the job market again, the hospitals are stuck. "When they do get a job, they tend to stop volunteering and go back to work," said Director of Volunteer Services at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Kairin Whiteside. "So we have invested quite of bit of time and resources into a person that we may not have for a long time."
KTAR Arizona by Sandra Haros