Global Intergenerational Week Volunteers Needed- January - April 2022

Generations Working Together (GWT) provides information, delivers support and encourages involvement to benefit all of Scotland’s generations, by working, learning, volunteering and living together. Intergenerational work involves projects, activities or events where people of different generations, who might otherwise never have contact, do things together in positive and creative ways.

In its third year, the Global Intergenerational Week which GWT leads takes place from Monday 25th April to Sunday the 1st May 2022. The campaign aims to attract as many people as possible to get involved in a global intergenerational conversation. We want supporters of the week to share their ideas to connect younger and older generations and inspire others to take action that builds strong intergenerational connections and relationships. It’s about celebrating those moments and places local to us where different age groups come together for shared benefit.

GWT is recruiting volunteers who will be fully trained to take part in a range of activities related to the promotion of intergenerational week across Scotland. Activities can be done from home. Volunteers will be required to work independently with support from GWT’s staff.

Volunteer Requirements :

· Interest in connecting younger and older generations to make a difference in their local communities.

· Ability to learn new tasks and systems quickly.

· Good oral and written communication skills.

· Understanding or experience of social media (Twitter, Facebook and possibly Instagram and Tik ToK) (Don’t worry if you don’t know them all)

Other Relevant Interests:

An interest in connecting younger and older people, campaigning and community building would be an advantage.

Core tasks

· Support GWT staff to develop and create ideas for global intergenerational week

· Engage with your local community to create opportunities that connect different age groups

· Assist in the promotion of the intergenerational week to communities, organisations and charities within Scotland

· Share intergenerational week and intergenerational stories on social media

· Encourage uptake in intergenerational training provided by GWT

· Call education settings and care homes to promote intergenerational opportunities

· Support GWT in analysing the outcomes of the campaign

· Be ‘an ambassador’ for intergenerational work as / when possible, raising awareness of the project and of the benefits of intergenerational practice.

This role is flexible and can be done remotely.

If you are interested in volunteering please email our Communications and Policy officer, Kate Samuels.