Our short-term, residential, inter-generational service supports older people living within residential care, to re-live their history. As this is an inter-generational project, we typically recruit volunteers from the age of 16-21 years who are then matched with a resident of a local care home. The volunteer will generally visit the older person for 1 hour each week, getting to know them and learning about their history.
Volunteering with the resident lasts for around 16 weeks. After a few weeks of getting to know them, the volunteer will create a visual representation of the older persons memories in the form of a 'Life Map'. Full training and support provided - no previous experience required. Background check (PVG) will be needed.
A one to one or small group session will be offered to provide an initial induction as well as specific support for this opportunity. Ongoing support will be by telephone and face to face meetings as required by the volunteer.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
No previous experience required. However, you should have a positive outlook, empathy and respect that others are of equal worth, along with an appreciation of differences and an openness to learning.
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Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
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