Current opportunities

The project coordinator will facilitate the digital skills clubs, providing equipment, learning materials and refreshments. Volunteers will come along and help learners, either one-to-one or in small groups, on a range of topics, depending on what learners would like to cover using resources provided by the coordinator.

Volunteers will visit housebound learners within their own homes for one hour per week to provide tuition on the computer. Tuition will last for 8 weeks and will generally cover basic digital skills such as using internet and email, online shopping & social media, but can be flexible dependent on what the learner would like to cover.

The Volunteer Club Leader will run the group by helping learners, either one-to-one or in small groups, on a range of topics, depending on what learners would like to cover using resources provided by the coordinator and with the help of other volunteers.

The Connect Project is keen to recruit new volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the role of befriender/community connector. The Connect Project matches a volunteer with an older person (50 years plus) who has been identified as socially isolated. In this role volunteers help to reduce feelings of loneliness through company and conversation and where possible support the person to make new connections with other people/activities and services within their local community. Volunteers will live close to or in the Midlothian area itself and meet with the person on an agreed regular pattern once a week - usually for 6 months. Key aspects of the role are to provide company and emotional support through conversation and information about other support services as necessary. You will be expected to stay connected with Volunteer Midlothian and feedback any concerns that may need addressing. A little human contact and conversation, makes the world of difference to an isolated person.