Adopt A Grandparent

Adopt A Grandparent program is designed to bridge the gap between the younger and older generations. This is accomplished by getting the youth, typically of high school age, to volunteer and connect with the elderly within Summit County. Services the youth can provide to those in need include light household duties, yard chores, telephone reassurance or just a friendly visit to someone living alone with no family. Students completed their community service hours by assisting with yard chores, running errands or help in the office with various projects. We are able to accommodate most requests and all requests are discussed with the parents before the student would visit a care recipient’s home. Contact the Interfaith Caregivers Program office for more information and to get started.

“The end of all education should surely be service to others.”
---Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), Civil Rights Activist

How Youth Volunteers Can Benefit

  • Intergenerational Relationships
  • Enthusiasm and creativity
  • Good public relation opportunities
  • Innovative opportunities for service
  • Special skills (technology, artistic, public speaking.

Educational and Social Outcomes

  • Improved performance and participation in class discussions
  • Refined problem solving skills
  • Greater appreciation for diversity
  • Less likely to abuse drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes
  • More opportunities to apply theory to real life situations
  • Increased awareness of community issues.

How Youth Volunteers Can Help

  • Friendly visits
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Light housekeeping
  • Yard work
  • Office support answering phones organizing mass mailings
  • Computer support websites brochures newsletters
  • Fund Raisers special events direct mailings publicity outreach
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50 North Prospect Street
Akron, OH 44304
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