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Generation to Generation is proud to partner with great nonprofits and communities focused on improving the odds for children and youth. Dedicating your time and experience to support young people can have an impact far beyond the moment, and change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Sign up to volunteer or learn about paid positions from our partner organizations, and you’ll be counted as one of the million older adults joining the Generation to Generation campaign.

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Through our partnership with VolunteerMatch, you can find thousands more opportunities in your local area, always to help youth thrive, and perfect for adults 50+.

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Young people with mentors are better equipped to meet and overcome personal, academic and professional challenges.

Older mentors help younger people realize their potential, through caring relationships that nurture success.

Yet one in three young people will grow up without a mentor in their lives.

Abundant scholarship and anecdotal experience attest to the lasting power of mentors — and the benefits that flow both ways in the mentoring relationship.

Caring adults over 50+ bring unique gifts — an appetite to serve, and the hard-wired aptitude to connect with younger generations — that can profoundly shape young lives, and in the process, enrich mentors' lives, as well.

Get involved and support young people your own way.

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Live in Boston, Los Angeles, San Jose or Seattle?

These trailblazing communities have partnered with the Generation to Generation Campaign to connect older adults with local youth serving opportunities.

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Partners interested in you

Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is the nation’s leading voice for afterschool programs, to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.

All Our Kids

AOK unleashes the potential of young people through building and leveraging diverse communities rooted in love, trust and high expectations.


AVID is a non-profit that partners with schools to close the achievement gap through college readiness, impacting over 1.2 million K-16 students nationwide.

Be The Change, Inc.

Be The Change, Inc. believes in a country where everyone has the chance to reach their potential and make a difference, and creates movements around our most pressing social challenges.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), in cities across the country. BBBS agencies support the Big, Little, and their family through the lifetime of the match.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization inspiring and enabling young people in more than 4,100 Clubs nationwide, helps youth realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. BGCA seeks to connect encore talent with both volunteer and professional opportunities that will make a significant difference in the lives of young people.

Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is a national non-profit focused on enriching the education of middle school students in six states through Expanded Learning Time (ELT).

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them lives independently as valued members of the community.

EnCorps STEM Teachers

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is a leading educator training and talent resource, transitioning STEM professionals into tutoring and teaching.

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