What is Intergenerational Befriending?

Intergenerational activities are social engagements and interactions, bringing together younger and older generations for a common purpose. They build on the strengths that different generations have to offer, nurture understanding, mutual respect and challenge ageism. Voluntary Acion Angus are currently looking for volunteers aged 12-25, to help out at social cafes in sheltered housing, across Angus. 

Benefits of Intergenerational Befriending

Volunteer as an Intergenerational Befriender!

Are you aged 15 to 25? Do you live in Angus? Ever thought of becoming a volunteer? We have an opportunity for you!

Intergenerational Befriending Volunteer Feedback

"Volunteering is important as it offers essential help to worthwhile causes, people in need, and the wider community."
"If you're feeling lonely or simply want to widen your social circle, volunteering in your local community is an important and fun way to meet new people."
"When it comes to volunteering being important for mental health, the benefits are clear. It can help counteract the effects of stress, depression and anxiety."