SuperGrans seeking family mentors
Increased pressure is being placed on the SuperGrans Mentoring’s one-on-one mentoring service in the home, as economic pressures and social conditions bring more people to their doors.
One reason for the high demand is an increasingly mobile population, meaning that for many people they have not had the time, or perhaps do not have family living close by, to learn everyday life skills for safe, healthy, low impact budget living skills.
Volunteers are needed who are able to draw on their experience in home-making, raising a family, gardening and general practical skills.
These wonderful people who are willing to share their time and experience to give back to our community are from very diverse backgrounds – perhaps you can see yourself helping in this way?
SuperGrans offers free mentoring and tuition on home management and life skills.
This usually involves a onehour weekly visit with the mentor helping their client set and achieve goals around the skills they wish to learn.
They need volunteers who are willing to share skills such as budget cooking, vegetable gardening, parenting, sewing, household management, mending/altering, basic budget- ing, crochet, and de-cluttering the home.
Their current volunteers find passing on their knowledge to others very rewarding and find themselves also learning from clients.
SuperGrans Mentoring hold meetings for volunteers with guest speakers, provide reimbursement of mileage costs, and ongoing support.
The personalised mentoring service is available in Palmerston North, Feilding and outlying communities in the Manawatu.
Do you have one hour per week spare to pass on your skill?
Anyone interested in volunteering can telephone SuperGrans Mentoring on 06 354 3804 or find them on Facebook by searching for ‘SuperGransMentoring’.
SuperGrans Mentoring works with families to share home and life skills through the generations.