Making Connections was one of 3 organisations invited to participate in an EU wide Family Volunteering pilot project in partnership with Volunteer Ireland. We engaged families including parents and their teenage children.
Volunteers visited the homes of older people as a family. Activities included garden clearance, light housework, dog and animal lover conversations, games of scrabble, knitting exchange and social meet-ups for coffee.
“I can’t remember the last time that I got to make tea for visitors. We had a great chat and as a bonus, Pat even got my telly working for me. I love the visits, and I never feel out of place withthe ‘youngsters’”