A Little Help offers a range of intergenerational programs to foster community and offer education to people of every age and to enrich the lives of seniors and volunteers alike. We are always open to suggestions for new programs and events that align with our communities’ interests. Please contact the office if you have an idea or would like to lead an activity.
In all locations we alwyas look to foster a Care Share program. This is A Little Help’s response to the ever-present need of respite for caregivers. Folks in any stage of caregiving realize the often heavy toll that being a primary caregiver for a loved one can place on an individual. Care Share creates a space where people in any stage of caregiving can share their stories, ask questions, and feel supported. In addition, the program provides a coordinating service for neighbors in the community who are graciously willing to share the care. As a result, caregivers can feel a sense of connectedness to the community and a financial relief.
All locations provide what we like to call Tough Talks. Tough Talks aren't always about tough topics but certainly topics that are valid and should be discussed as we age or at any age. Tough Talks feature speakers or a panel of speakers that provide a forum to discuss and learn more about various subjects. A Little Help offers a different installment of this series every few months and strives to feature relevant and thought-provoking topics with captivating speakers. These Talks are considered a Volunteer Training opportunity for our current volunteers for continued education. See our Tough Talk page to find a Tough Talk near you or what some of our Tough Talks have discussed in the past.
Student Volunteers/Community Hours
Our student volunteers can participate in a variety of ways: by volunteering for ongoing services like yard work and handiwork, by participating in our Service Saturday! events in the spring and fall, by working with A Little Help staff and volunteers to create or lead a new program. Students build relationships with their senior neighbors while helping with household and yard tasks, technology, a listening ear, and a smiling face. Student volunteers can fulfill school community service hours, and we are happy to complete necessary paperwork to enable them to receive credit.
Teen volunteers can:
- Spend time visiting with seniors in your neighborhood or near your school.
- Share stories and skills with a mentor and provide a listening ear.
- Help with house and yard work or with 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.