Report Village halls face bleak future as ageing volunteers dwindle in House prices and the economy Posted January 3, 2017 7 minutes ago, Riedquat said: The same's true, for, well, just about everything. I always put it down to them being the people with the time to do so, so most of the time that's probably always been the case. The question isn't why young people aren't joining such things, it's why recently retired aren't (and they're still the ones who have been able to retire, the pensions issue hasn't filtered up to that point yet). I don't think it's that they are retired and have time. I think it's something people used to do a lot more. Join in, be part of something. Some of them have been doing these things for years and years. The recently retired who joined our allotment site has very little time - he already has a full range of hobbies and now his elderly parent needs much attention.