OLDER ADULTS can help!

Check back often for new volunteer and service opportunities. If you want to participate, or if you have questions or new ideas, please contact us today. We’d love to hear from you!
 Jim & Janis, 3GC coordinators
802-428-4333

 

Mentor young students (Newfane)
There are number of ways that adults can help youth at NewBrook Elementary School. Opportunities are available in mornings or afternoons, with frequency of once a week, several times a week, or every weekday.
Share your love of reading: Spend time one-on-one, reading with a student.  Early reading help makes a great difference for young students!
Playground and cafeteria support:
Be a friendly face and provide help during recess and lunch, 11:45-12:45.
Homework support: Work one-on-one with a student in 4th, 5th or 6th grade.
L’After: Share your interest, craft, skill or hobby with students once a week for six weeks, from 4-5 P.M. There’s plenty of room for your ideas here, and you can even go outdoors! This after-school program has a super coordinator, and you’ll have an activity helper who knows the ropes.  You could also sign up to be a helper if you don’t want to lead an activity. Choose between K-2 or 3-6th grade.

Lead a session of “Finding your Creative Self” (Townshend)
This afterschool series for high school students will begin and end with a session led by an expressive arts therapist. We are seeking artists, writers, and performers to lead hands-on creative activities in the intervening weeks. We are aiming to begin in February 2018. The day of the week has not yet been determined, but it will be 2:45 – 4:15 P.M.

Provide opportunities for youth (West River Valley)
High school students must complete community service hours to graduate. Help us develop a spectrum of service opportunities to fit all interests. If you are an older adult who can provide opportunities at your home for youth to do yard work, snow shoveling, bringing in your mail or other helpful service, please let us know! The sooner we hear about it, the better our chances of finding a volunteer in your neck of the woods.

Classroom Visitors (Townshend)
Share your talent, answer questions about your career, or tell your stories from days gone by. Middle and high school teachers of many subjects are interested in sharing the perspective of older adults with their students. Here’s one example: In Mr. Whitman’s 9th grade science class, they talk about the U.S. Space Program from the Mercury Missions through Apollo. As part of this unit, students need to talk with someone who was alive in 1969 when Armstrong first walked on the Moon and find out where these people were and what it was like. It would be interesting to talk about not only the moon landing but also the entire vibe of the Space Program, social unrest, and the 1960s.

To learn more, please contact 3GC first, not the volunteer location.

Thanks for looking, check back often for new volunteer opportunities!

If you have ideas about how older adults can volunteer to enrich the lives of local youth, contact us. We are looking to set up more opportunities for elders.