The Big Help Out 2024
We are delighted to announce that this year we are supporting the Big Help Out with an intergenerational twist... welcome to Across All Ages with Intergenerational England!
This year, we want to encourage organisations to make their Big Help Out volunteering opportunity #AllAges friendly.
Why All Ages Opportunities Matter:
We know that in the UK, over half of the people have reported experiencing feelings of loneliness, 1 in 3 people experience age discrimination and prejudice.
By creating and maintaining all ages opportunities, organisations unlock a treasure trove of collective knowledge, skills, and passion. It’s not just about doing good; it’s about doing good together, fostering understanding, empathy, and lasting connections whilst supporting local communities and those who live in them.
What Does an All Ages Opportunity Look Like?
Imagine volunteering at your local foodbank or care home, where people of all ages join forces to make a difference, to develop new ways of working and understanding and enhance the volunteering landscape.
Think of a community garden where older folks share their gardening skills and life lessons with younger volunteers, and vice versa, creating a space for learning and connection. In these local opportunities, everyone’s contribution, regardless of age, blends together like pieces of a puzzle, making the volunteer experience richer and more meaningful.
Let’s make The Big Help Out Truly Intergenerational!
Create opportunities that bridge generational gaps, uniting the strengths of different age brackets for a more robust, interconnected community.
You can start this year by simply adding a #AllAges to your volunteering opportunity on The Big Help Out app.
Act now to redefine volunteering—where age knows no boundaries, and collective impact knows no limits.
Let The Big Help Out be the catalyst for an intergenerational volunteering revolution!
This toolkit offers practical guidance to help inspire you as you embark on your journey towards fostering intergenerational connections in your community.