Intergenerational Volunteer - Stalybridge (Over 50's only)

The over 50 volunteers that are recruited for this intergen role will be involved in skill sharing or creative interaction such as reading, story-telling, local history, recycling, arts and crafts, music, gardening and knitting amongst other activities. The volunteers will be interacting with either school pupils or school aged children (under 18) that are members of a community organisation such as a Church group, or youth service. Dependent on the activity or target group, the ‘younger’ generation may go up to 25 years old.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Volunteer activities will be on a Wednesday afternoon for an hour each time.

In the first instance, volunteers recruited will be paired with Gorse Hall Primary and Nursey school in Stalybridge and therefore recruiting volunteers that are local to the area will be an advantage to develop local relationships with the school, pupils and families.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, these volunteers will mainly be interacting with school-aged children online (e.g. on a Zoom call) and therefore will require an internet connection and a device such as a laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone.

Volunteers will be mainly home based currently due to the pandemic.
Once it is safe for older people to interact with groups of people safely indoors, the volunteer will have the option to visit the school and complete the activity with the younger children in person.
This is with the likely exception of the gardening activity, as this will be outside and can be socially-distanced, with separate tools and hygiene measures such as hand washing, sanitation and frequent tool cleaning. For this activity, volunteers will be based at Gorse Hall Primary and Nursey School, Forrester Drive, Stalybridge, SK15 2DP.
Current Covid-19 government guidelines will be adhered to at all times.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Skills and knowledge required for the specific activity e.g. gardening.

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Education, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Home, Long term commitment, Micro, Older people, Online, Outdoor, People seeking work, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Teaching, Training, Virtual Volunteering, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Creativity, Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside Council
Organisation Profile: Tameside Computer Buddies is a team of volunteer computer mentors that work on a 1-2-1 basis, with adults, in Tameside Libraries. They help people with specific problems e.g. setting up an email account, creating a table in MS word, excel equations or to provide a general introduction to using a computer.