ANGUSalive

Charity registered in Scotland SC046113

ANGUSalive is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since December 2015. The charity is ambitious and aims to provide the best services for its customers. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which are ‘changing lives by inspiring healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices’ through the use of its sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries.


Current opportunities

Do you have an interest in archives? Angus Alive are looking for volunteers to catalogue old photos, manuscripts and legal papers to get them on show to the public. If you would like to know more contact Craig Pearson at Angus Archives, Restenneth Priory, Forfar on 01307 468644 or craig.pearson@angusalive.scot.

Angus Alive and Macmillan have joined in partnership to provide information points within Angus libraries. Volunteers are currently being recruited for various different locations across Angus Arbroath, Carnoustie, Forfar and Montrose libraries where there will be seated displays and volunteers in attendance for set times throughout the week. The volunteer role will include: - supporting visitors to access information and signpost them to other places where they can access support - monthly stock checks of information leaflets Volunteer will receive extensive training and continued support within this role and all equipment will be provided as necessary.

ANGUSalive offers a range of traditional and innovative library services through its network of seven full-time burgh libraries, two mobile library vehicles, a home delivery service and an extensive outreach programme. Each library offers residents and visitors access to the People’s Network computers for internet, email, online learning and Microsoft Office software as well as free guest Wi-Fi for customers with their own devices. Libraries also provide Angus Council’s face-to-face customer contact service, ACCESS, increasingly assisting residents to develop IT skills so they can interact with Angus Council digitally. Volunteers will assist staff in providing help and support for adults and children attending IT classes and drop-in sessions lead by ANGUSalive. Tasks may include:  assisting customers to set up and use individual online accounts, e.g. email, Skype, social media  supporting customers learning to use new technology devices, e.g. smartphones, tablets  assisting customers to use ANGUSalive’s and Angus Council’s digital services, e.g. My Account, Zinio e-magazines  supporting learning at coding clubs  championing to communities the personal benefits of participating in the online world Volunteers will report to the Digital Training Officer and work alongside the Digital Trainer and Information Advisors. FIND OUT MORE BY CONTACTING OUR DIGITAL TRAINING OFFICER PAULA.FENWICK@ANGUSALIVE.SCOT

ANGUSalive offers a range of traditional and innovative library services through its network of seven full-time burgh libraries, two mobile library vehicles, a home delivery service and an extensive outreach programme. ANGUSalive library members can select from a stock collection of over 210,000 items that includes fiction, non-fiction, local history and reference material for all ages in print, digital and e-resource formats. Each library also offers residents and visitors access to the People’s Network computers for internet, email, online learning and Microsoft Office software as well as free guest Wi-Fi for customers with their own devices. A programme of regular clubs and activities is designed to engage people with reading, literacy, culture and each other. Special events and promotions throughout the year tap in to local and national literary and literacy initiatives. Libraries also provide Angus Council’s face-to-face customer contact service, ACCESS. In this role the volunteer would support the sessions by: · Assist with setting up the area · meet and greet the people arriving · support the leader singing and story telling · Stay and chat to the attendees and tell them about the Bookbug programme · Clear the area again For more information, get in contact with your nearest local library.