Intergenerational activity

Information for schools

Making it work

To get the best results for everyone involved, there are some important things to consider when setting up an intergenerational initiative.

About volunteers

People who volunteer are motivated by a desire to contribute to their community, feel useful, meet others and learn new skills.

How to find and meet volunteers

Working with volunteers is rewarding for both students and volunteers alike, but where do you start?

Valuing volunteers

To retain volunteers, and for volunteer initiatives to succeed, there must be benefits for everyone.

Evaluation of initiatives

Most intergenerational initiatives will be reviewed regularly. Find out more about what this involves and what to look out for.

Important issues

Schools will have their own regulations and procedures for confidentiality, privacy and risk management issues.

It is important for volunteers to know about these procedures.