A Little Help emphasizes intergenerational connection by planning an array of social and educational activities to combat the isolation often felt in aging and adolescence. Our student volunteers can participate in a variety of ways- by volunteering for ongoing services like yard work and handy help, by participating in our Service Saturday! events in the spring and fall, by working with A Little Help staff and volunteers to create and/or lead a new program (like an intergenerational knitting group), or by joining the Teen Team. Our Teen Team program pairs middle and high school students with elder mentors who can share their experience, wisdom, wealth of stories, and love of life. These students build relationships with their senior neighbors while helping with household and yard tasks, technology, a listening ear, and a smiling face. All of our student volunteers are welcome to participate in Service Saturdays! and can fulfill community service hours while forming meaningful bonds with older adults.
Join A Little Help’s Teen Team to:
- Spend time visiting with seniors in your neighborhood or near your school
- Share stories and skills with a senior mentor and provide a listening ear
- Help with house and yard work and technology
- Forge meaningful connections with your older neighbors
- Volunteer at Service Saturdays!
- Log community service hours for school clubs
- Demonstrate to colleges and universities your commitment to improving your community