Burlington Council on Aging is Looking for Volunteers for Award Winning Bridges Together Intergenerational Program
The Burlington elementary schools and the Burlington COA are looking for adults age 55 and older to participate in an intergenerational program called Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together. Bridges Together unites elementary school students with senior members of the local community, in an effort to promote mutual respect, understanding, and friendship between generations
BRIDGES: Growing Older, Growing Together is an intergenerational program that fosters friendships and understanding between older adults and children in our elementary schools. Bridges Together is an innovative and effective intergenerational program developed by Andrea Fonte Weaver that has been successfully implemented in public schools, private schools and community centers for more than 20 years. The program promotes positive attitudes about aging, expands learning opportunities and strengthens family ties.
Do you enjoy spending time with enthusiastic, curious, bright-eyed children? The Burlington Council on Aging is looking for volunteers for this year’s Bridges Together. We need 2 coordinators and as well as adults over 55 to take part in the classroom activities. The coordinator position would be shared between two volunteers and would probably take about 50 hours worth of work each over the course of much of the school year. The other volunteers spend an hour per week for six weeks sharing your experiences and learning about the children as you work together with 4th graders, under the guidance of their teachers. Together, you will complete simple, fun projects that promote shared perspectives and interesting discussions.
The Coordinators would be able to make their own hours. Coordinators can take part in the property work off program if otherwise eligible.
For more information about the award-winning program, visit www.BridgesTogether.org.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Marge McDonald at email@example.com or 781-270-1953.