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SAVVY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAVVY

Senior Ambassadors
Virtually Volunteer with Youth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attend the Volunteer Info-Session for SAVVY

Learn more about the SAVVY program and how you can get involved.

Monday, June 27, 2022 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

 
 
 
 
 

About SAVVY

Senior Ambassadors Virtually Volunteer with Youth (SAVYY) is an intergenerational volunteering program that connects Seniors and Youth to volunteer together for virtual and in-person activities. The program will consist of a combination of one-on-one relationship building, skills-sharing, monthly group connects and volunteering for community organizations.

 
 
 

How it works

A senior SAVVY participant (age 55+) will be matched with a youth SAVVY participant (age 14-25) who they will meet bi-weekly to do volunteering activities together. The youth will share their media and tech skills and the senior will share their own skills and knowledge in return. Volunteering activities can include:

  • Creating social media posts and infographics for social causes and organizations
  • Co-creating and facilitating a virtual workshop or discussion about a topic the pair is mutually interested in (ex: social justice, mental health, healthy eating, etc.)
  • Hosting a virtual fundraiser or auction
  • Take part in monthly connects where they interact with other program participants
  • Virtual or In-person activities with community organizations, such as gardening, writing letters for isolated seniors or hosting games nights for seniors
 
 
 
 
 
Why should I participate in an intergenerational program?
 
 
 
Intergenerational programs bridge generational gaps and foster relationships between individuals of various ages, while also addressing issues such as mental wellbeing, loneliness and isolation, ageism, cultural identity gaps, digital divides and more. 

 

Volunteering with a buddy can be fun and inspiring, especially when you get to share new experiences with each other!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Benefits for Seniors
  • Share your wisdom, skills and expertise to a young person
  • Learn to be more tech and media savvy
  • Have an increased sense of belonging and purpose
  • Give back to the community!
 
 
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Benefits for Youth
  • Gain mentoring skills
  • Learn new skills and knowledge from the seniors
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Give back to the community! 
 
 
 
 
 
Program Eligibility

Eligibility for seniors:

  • Must be age 55+
  • Must be a resident of Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) 
  • Available to volunteer minimum 5 hours per month with youth

 If you do not have access to technology, please indicate it in the application form and we can make accommodations for you. 

We will prioritize members of underserved communities into the program, including people who identify as racialized, LGBTQ2S+, newcomer or refugee, low-income, and/or live with a disability.

 
 
 
 
 
How can I sign up?
 
 
 

Applications are now open for senior ambassadors. The deadline to apply is July 11th, 2022. 

If you require assistance with your application or would prefer to do it over the phone, please contact the program coordinator.

Applications for youth ambassadors will open in July.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact
 
 
 
[email protected] 
Nazneen Khan

Community Engagement Coordinator at Volunteer MBC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government of Canada logo - Funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program