GrandPal- Intergenerational Team member

(CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S)

Position ID: V-BAR0207
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 07 Sep 2023

Opportunity Details: GrandPal- Intergenerational Team member

Contact Jenna Wickens, MatureMinds Coordinator, CFS Counselling + Wellbeing; Phone: 705-627-1716 * 705-726-2503 ext 140; Email:

Be part of a unique intergenerational initiative that connects generations through the power of storytelling. Volunteers will get 5 weeks of training and then will spend 8 weeks in an elementary school classroom sharing stories and building relationships. Volunteers must love children! For more information, a Brunch & Learn will be held on September 26 in Barrie- registration required.

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Benefits The GrandPals stories expose students to diverse world views. Helps anchor generations and create a sense of belonging. Interactions inspire creativity and imagination that result in enriched learning and lasting pieces of work both students and GrandPals can be proud of.
Clients Elementary school students (grades 5-8)
Ages 55 year(s) - 125 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Working with Children
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Training is approximately 5 weeks. In class time will be 8 weeks. Contact Jenna for more information about the program.
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Location Barrie
Number of Positions Alliston ; Barrie ; Beeton ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Elmvale ; Innisfil ; Orillia ; Oro Station ; Oro-Medonte ; South Simcoe ; Springwater 
40 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - Brunch & Learn ; Training is provided - 5 weeks of training
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Volunteer Application, references

Agency Details: CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S

Office Phone 705-726-2503
Toll Free Phone 1-888-726-2503
Fax 705-726-2570
Address & Map
20 Anne St S
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C6