What is a granfriend?
A granfriend is a senior volunteer who passes on their skills to primary school children.
These skills are numerous. They can include reading, spelling, tables, creative writing, knitting, sewing, crochet, embroidery, chess and other games, craft work, storytelling, dancing, debating and drama.
Other skills are welcome.
How we organise this:
- By approaching schools where our volunteers would like to teach.
- By helping volunteers to receive their blue cards.
Why this program is a success:
- We help bridge the generation gap by giving schoolchildren a granfriend.
- We encourage volunteering among seniors.
- We keep in touch with newsletters.
All our granfriends and children enjoy their time with each other and look forward to their next project. Please click here to view two articles Granfriends were featured in, in the Bundaberg News Mail in March 2012. Further news from Bundaberg.
Queensland coordinator Blanche O’Connor returned to Bundaberg recently at the invitation of the local co-ordinator Pam Matthews. This picture shows Pam and some of the 15 new volunteer granfriends which is very positive news for both the older and school-age generations in Bundaberg.
To become a granfriend phone Blanche O’connor on 07 33242779
Or email email@example.com