Get involved and volunteer for Seniors With Skills! My name is Jaya and I am a university student and founder of the nonprofit organization Seniors With Skills. After volunteering at various retirement residences since middle school and seeing the desire for many seniors to remain active and engaged in the community, I was inspired to make a difference!
Who are we?
Seniors with Skills is a team of young adults who improve the overall quality of life of seniors through social engagement. Our mission is to help seniors find volunteer, job, and class opportunities in their residences and local communities. We have young volunteers from all across the US and Canada!
So what exactly do we do?
We have already helped many seniors get involved in volunteer opportunities such as knitting for cancer patients, volunteering in community houses and shelters as well as working in local bookstores! Seniors with Skills delivers presentations directly to seniors at independent living homes in the Greater Toronto Area. These presentations are tailored directly to each retirement home, and discuss all of the various job and volunteer opportunities in the area. At the end of each session, there is an opportunity for residents to interact with us on a personal basis so we can connect them with activities that engage them. We have also developed a computer literacy program at a few retirement residences where we send our volunteers to help seniors improve their tech skills on a biweekly basis!
How can you get involved?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer with us! Feel free to email us if you are interested in starting a club at your school (Canada or US)!
You can also get involved with us through social media through:
⎫ Website: https://www.seniorswithskills.org/⎫ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seniorswithskills/⎫ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seniorswithskills/?hl=en
~Written by Jaya Manjunath, Founder of Seniors With Skills