Our Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds to work with our charity. They are over 50, reliable, skilled and want to make a regular commitment.
We work with children helping with reading and maths, also have volunteers who do coaching with Years 12 and 13 and volunteers who work in early years Children’s centres. The Children benefit from 1:1 time with an adult, and both children and the older person benefit from talking together. Conversing with children helps where parents may not be fluent in English
We find an appropriate local placement
We provide a mentor for everyone, giving support during the first 12 months of the placement.
Generation Exchange volunteers regularly meet up for training sessions, celebration events, coffee mornings and occasional meals out. Socialising, meeting like-minded people, sharing ideas and supporting each other is a vital component of what we offer.