Junior Joy Givers
"With over 155 residents, ranging in age from 65 to over 100 years old, the RJoy Junior Joy Giver Program has provided an immeasureable benefit to both our residents and staff. If we could have them here every week, it would be an ideal situation that would provide joy and inspiration to all ages." -Richard Kennedy, Executive Director of Emeritus Assisted Living.
The Junior Joy Giver program brings a new intergenerational component into our programming. By training youth to provide interactive music experiences for seniors, we can connect two diverse sets of people who otherwise would have very little interaction. Additionally, arts education (including music) has largely been removed from school curriculum. The Junior Joy Givers Program provides intensive arts training as well as training to become an excellent volunteer and member of civic society.
Resounding Joy used principles and approaches developed from professional music therapy practice to train children and teens, which includes drumming, singing, and music-making. The program offer opportunities for performing, leadership, and learning new instruments such as the marimba, Q-chord, and tone chimes.
Under 18 years old
Able to complete all required Joy Giver training
Able to volunteer one Saturday per month for at least one year
Supportive and eager to share comfort and joy through music
Passionate about providing social musical visits to older adult populations
- Music Therapy
- People Skills
- Elder care
- Music Arts
Good Match For
Kids Teens Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 8
- Orientation or Training
- Four hours per month for one year