We are currently recruiting volunteers to join the Education 50+ project and volunteer in local schools

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This project involves older volunteers working with local Island schools to share valuable life experience and provide assistance with the education and social development of pupils.

Can you help?

Have you ever thought about volunteering?
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a younger person?

What will I have to do?

  • In school, volunteers will be able to take part in a range of activities working with staff and pupils.
  • For example, assisting in traditional core activities such as reading, writing, or spelling.
  • You may also be able to assist in other activities such as after school clubs. It might be that just by holding conversations with pupils or attending assemblies you will help to develop their social and moral values and understanding.

What qualifications will I need?

There is no expectation that volunteers will need to hold teaching or training qualifications, and no previous experience of working in a school is necessary.

Your life skills or vocational experience is all that’s needed. Pupils will benefit from the interaction they have with you.

All volunteers are subject to a full Induction Course and will receive ongoing training and support from project staff. This will include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check provided by the project.


To find out more please contact Mike Sizer – Green, Education 50+ Project Officer, on (01983) 525282 or email: Mike.Sizer@ageukiw.org.uk

Age Friendly Island LogoThe Education 50+ Project is part of the Age Friendly Island partnership funded by the National Lottery through the BIG Lottery fund.  The aspiration of the 5-year project is to make the Isle of Wight a truly great place to grow old, while also tackling social isolation.

The partnership includes organisations committed to building an Island that values, respects, and actively supports older people, with the voice of older residents at the heart. Encouraging older adults to take a more active role in their communities, and enabling their voices to be heard by services and organisations across the Island.

For more information on the Age Friendly Island programme please contact us on (01983) 525282, email: hello@agefriendlyisland.org or visit: www.agefriendlyisland.org.