Intergenerational

Younger & older people working together

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Resources

Children & young people in volunteering

This information sheet outlines some characteristics of engagement to involve young people successfully.

Children and young people in volunteering

Generation martix

This generation matrix helps you to learn more about the characteristics of each generation.

Generational matrix

Intergenerational activities

Intergenerational activities can be used to create rapport and build relationships between generations. Of importance is the transfer of skills between generations.

This information sheet contains a variety of activities and skill transfer ideas.

Intergenerational activities

Intergenerational games

Intergenerational games are designed to help break down barriers, enhance communication and build trust.

This information sheet contains different types of games such as ice-breaker games, team building games and communication games.

Intergenerational games

Intergenerational volunteering recruitment messages

Each generation is unique and has differing needs in terms of what they are looking for in volunteering.

This information sheet is designed to help you repackage your recruitment message to appeal to different generations of volunteers.

Intergenerational volunteering recruitment messages

Intergenerational volunteering

Intergenerational volunteering includes young and older persons volunteering together, as well as each party volunteering for another generation recipient.

This information sheet discusses what intergenerational volunteering is and some benefits for youth and seniors.

Intergenerational volunteering

Is your organisation ready for intergenerational volunteering?

Assessing your organisation and volunteer program in terms of the structures that will enable you to maximise the benefit of intergenerational volunteers.

This information sheet outlines a list to assess whether or not your organisation is ready for an intergenerational approach.

Is your organisation ready for intergenerational volunteering?

Recognition practices for different generations

Having a recognition and reward program is a vital component to keeping your volunteers engaged and ensuring that you have a pool of volunteers in the future.

This information sheet provides different types of methods that you can use for recognising different generations of individuals.

Recognition practices for different generations

Recruiting practices for different generations

Each generation has its own unique characteristics in terms of what kind of marketing approach and associated messages they respond to.

This information sheet outlines strategies to recruit the different age groups of individuals.

Recruiting practices for different generations

Case studies

BoysTown MentorOne

MentorOne is a mentoring program operated by BoysTown in the eastern and southern suburbs of Brisbane.

This information sheet details an example of older volunteers working with young recipients.

BoysTown MentorOne

Bundaberg South State School & Rotary Readers

Rotary Readers taps into the pool of community volunteers, who work in conjuction with Bundaberg South State School to deliver the Support-A-Reader program.

This information sheet details an example of older volunteers working with younger recipients of primary school age.

Bundaberg South State School and Rotary Readers

INSTEP

The INSTEP (Indigenous Skills Transfer Exchange Partnership) first launched in November 2006 by National Seniors Australia. The program aimed to address the skills shortage of remote Indigenous communities by utilising the skills and experiences of older Australians.

This information sheet details an example of older volunteers working to pass on their skills in Indigenous communities.

INSTEP

Stafford & District Meals on Wheels

Stafford and District Meals on Wheels is a leading example of how different generations of individuals are volunteering together to support the elderly.

Stafford and District Meals on Wheels

Trinder Park Rest Home

Trinder Park Rest Home has an active and growing volunteer program that offers plenty of opportunities for volunteers from diverse backgrounds to participate in a range of projects and programs for the residents.

This information sheet details an example of different ages of volunteers working with the elderly.

Trinder Park Rest Home

Wolston Creek Bushland Group

Wolston Creek Bushland Group is an example how individuals of different generations are working together to address community environmental issues.

Wolston Creek Bushland Group

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