West Lothian Intergenerational Project

Volunteers 60-85 needed for a new school-based intergenerational project!

A research team from the University of Strathclyde is looking for volunteers to help with a new exciting study exploring how older adults volunteering in primary schools might benefit both the volunteers and young primary school children. Such school-based engagement might improve health and wellbeing in volunteers, while also promoting their networking with peers and younger generations, and benefiting local communities.

Volunteers in our current study will support young pupils (P1-P4) in reading, writing, numeracy, and other school activities. Participants will be asked to help in schools for a maximum of 5 hours per day, 3 days a week, over 6 months.

A cluster of 6 West Lothian schools is involved in the project and the specific areas are:

  • Armadale
  • Blackburn
  • Bathgate
  • Whitburn
  • Fauldhouse

We look forward to hearing from local residents who are interested in finding out more about potentially joining one of the schools.

If you want to help us understand if and how intergenerational engagement might benefit health and wellbeing in older adult volunteers, and improve academic success in children, please get in touch as soon as possible!

For more information about the study or to take part, please email Anna Krzeckowska, or call 07376468498.

4th July 2018