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an elementary or middle school in Livingston, NJLivingston, NJ07039
Older adult volunteers needed to participate in intergenerational program in Livingston, NJ school system--only. Volunteers are sought from Livingston and the surrounding towns.
The Listen to Children program pairs a warm accepting older adult volunteer with a school aged child on a one-to-one basis. The Child-Listener friendship allows a childs to share conversations, joys, experiences and even concerns. Meeting with their Listener allows children to gain important cross-generational perspectives.
The volunteer is not a tutor or therapist. The Listner volunteer lends a non-judgmental ear to individual students who benefit from the special time and attention afforded by this relationship. By encouraging students to expree their feelings and identify solutions to problems, Listener volunteers help students meet the challenges of growing up in today's world.
Listener volunteers receive a training and ongoing supervision and support. Meetings with listeners are held bi-montlhy with different speakers in the community.