The Comradeship Circles service aims to reduce loneliness by offering older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone. A Comradeship Circle will host typically six people on the same day and time each week to chat about a range of topics and interests over the phone. A Volunteer Facilitator or Supervisor will be on every call to encourage discussion and ensure the conversation flows.
We are looking for Technical Support Volunteers who will ensure the smooth running of the Comradeship Circle by connecting veterans to the call, monitoring connection throughout the hour, and updating the contact management database. This role is home based and requires access to a laptop, headphones and the internet.
Main tasks include dialling in the veterans and connecting them to the circle an updating the charity database.
1-2 hours per week at the same time each week (with some flexibility for cover) over a 6 month minimum period.
For more information please contact Caroline McDonald, Comradeship Circles Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0131 378 7206.
The Age Scotland Comradeship Circles service aims to reduce loneliness by offering older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone.
Experience required: • IT literacy and experience using a laptop to work online.
• Use of personal laptop with functioning microphone and speakers/headphones.
• Access to a quiet space within own home or similar.
Travel details: This role is home based so there are no travel requirements.
Minimum age: 18
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. To attend Age Scotland induction training, including Older Veterans’ Awareness.
Agreeing and complying with Age Scotland's policies and procedures.
From time to time, providing feedback and completing further training as necessary to support you and your volunteering role.
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