Our Intergenerational (IG) Projects aim to bring younger and older generations together to reduce loneliness and isolation which can impact the health and wellbeing of any age group. There are a number of ways that young people can get involved with the charity including Intergenerational Befriending, organising fundraising events, providing local community support and offering help with Marketing. Or any other ideas you might have!
The Intergenerational Befrienders Project helps to build trust and develop understanding between the generations - beneficial to both older and younger people. Volunteers aged 16 to 18 from local schools visit Care Homes to meet residents who cannot easily get out and about. The Covid situation has caused some restrictions to visiting, so students have also found new ways to befriend; creating short videos on interesting topics, writing letters with messages of hope or sharing artwork.
What do students gain?
- Valuable work experience with a charity.
- References available after a full year’s volunteering.
- Signature for volunteering section of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
- FREE DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service)
- Training courses
- Really making a difference
To get involved - get in touch!