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Do you have a passion for the power of technology?
Our vision is to create... A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all. As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people and disabled people are not excluded from the digital world.
All across the UK our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one
support with their technology, whether that’s a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
- Trouble shoot technical issues.
- Offer impartial advice on technology.
- Set up new tech and install hardware and software.
- Show people how to use their tech at home e.g. shop online, send and receive emails and Skype with family and friends.
- Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs.
What will I be doing?
- Contacting clients to arrange a date/time to support (home visits or supporting them remotely).
- Carrying out tech support for the clients you have accepted.
- Feeding back on progress via our online ticketing system.
- Supporting your local Coordinator with promoting the volunteer service in the local area.
- Getting together with other tech volunteers at team meetings and wider company events.
- Undergoing training on technology, particularly adaptive technology.
- Supporting other volunteers through our online chat facility
What are the benefits to me?
As an AbilityNet Tech Volunteer you can:
- Change the lives of disabled and older people.
- Benefit from technology and disability training.
- Network with a nationwide team of other Tech volunteers.
- Be flexible with your volunteering and plan it around your other work and home commitments.
If you think you have what it takes to be an AbilityNet Tech volunteer apply online, https://abilitynet.org.uk/abilitynet-itcanhelp-volunteer-application.
You will be contacted by a local Volunteer Coordinator to arrange an informal interview. If you would like more information, or to chat further about the volunteer role contact the AbilityNet Free Services team on 0800 048 7642, or email email@example.com.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Let’s work together to support the Armed Forces community in Scotland.
By entering a corporate partnership with Poppy Scotland your organisation will make a real difference to veterans and their families in Scotland, as well as support a cause which impacts your local community.
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Poppy Scotland. Their support collecting for the Scottish Poppy Appeal means we can make a life-changing difference to our Armed Forces community. But we need more volunteers. We need you.
Benefits to you: Partnering with us will also allow you to motivate your employees and meet your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, differentiate your brand and promote it to a wider audience, and secure positive PR.
Ways to partner with us:
- Sponsor one of our events or volunteer to help on the day
- Take part in an event from our portfolio as a corporate team
- Take part in our Poppy Appeal street collections
- Organise internal fundraising activities
- Promote our events and activities to your staff internally
- Cause-related marketing
- Make us your ‘Charity of the Year’
- Gifts in kind
- Help us plant Remembrance crosses at our Field of Remembrance
If you're interested in volunteering, fill in our form, https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-application and we will be in touch to discuss the volunteering opportunities in your area.
For more information on volunteering please call Ian Jackson, our Volunteer Development Officer on 07458 003 529, text VOLUNTEER to 82222 (standard network rates apply) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together, through the power of volunteering, to resolve some of society's most complex issues.
Our national project, Getting Together Matters, operates across Scotland, England and Wales. Getting Together Matters deliver virtual activities; online zoom groups and telephone only groups, to help people aged 50+ feel connected & reduce social isolation and loneliness. We have a timetable of events and activities each week and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run the activities.
If you can spare an hour a week, have a computer & internet, and would be prepared to be consistent, enthusiastic & above all kind and considerate - we would love to hear from you!
Running the groups means logging on to the specific platform (Zoom or Telephone), at regular times, facilitating conversations and enjoying communication amongst our 50 + groups.
We would give training, arrange the set ups & show you how - cover the groups with you for a while, then you would facilitate one of our weekly groups.
Ideally Mondays or Fridays are good days, but we are open to what people have to offer & we can work from there. Lots of explanations available, so do reach out if you are at all interested but would like more info.
Volunteers would be taken through how to use the Atom database system and talked with about what goes in the index. They would then be able to go and read the papers on the microfilm machine (which they'll also be taught to use) and record the contents so that others can find information more easily. Someone will always be on hand to help.
The Gate is a local Charity set up to prevent or relieve poverty and improve the conditions of life of people who are marginalized, facing exclusion, vulnerable or homeless in the Clackmannanshire area.
They do this by undertaking projects and support which offer practical help, such as A Community Cafe, Soup Pot, Home Starter Packs and a Food Larder service.
However, the Charity aims to establish a community centre to provide a range of services which will include a drop in café type venue, office, training kitchens, showers, laundry, medical room and project work space which will be open to all within the community, people of all faiths and none.
The Gate believe everyone has the right to be treated equally and to feel valued and respected. And they accept people for who they are and without judgement.
The Gate Centre is located in the heart of Alloa town centre in the former North Church building.
To help manage different social media channels. With an aim to maximise engagement, promote volunteering and raise awareness of The Gate Charity.
Role and Responsibilities:
• Establishing an/or maintaining active social media accounts.
• Researching and creating creative content for different social media channels
• Identifying opportunities to establish relationships with local community groups
• Thinking of innovative ways to drive online engagement
• Identifying target audiences and being up to date with current trends.
Skills and Attributes Needed:
• Experience of using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
• Experience of updating websites.
• Good written communication skills, with accuracy and good attention to detail.
• Ability to think creatively when sharing content.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and motivated to work as an individual.
• Ability to deal in a professional manner when communicating online.
• Basic digital photography experience will be useful but not necessary.
Since Universal Credit came online in Clackmannanshire, CTSI have employed an IT and Employability Trainer within their team, who has a focus on supporting claimants with the online system. This is done on a drop-in basis across the County.
As demand for generalised IT support is growing as we emerge from the pandemic, CTSI recruits IT and digital support volunteers to assist in supporting people on a 1:1 basis. The volunteer will also be recording the client's name and what they assisted them with.
Tasks may include:
- Assisting with online job searches
- Meet people 1:1 or through small groups while maintaining Covid restrictions
- Help people build their confidence by walking through general IT tasks including: how to use Microsoft Word to write a CV or cover letter; setting up and/or using an email account etc.
- Assist with CV/cover letters/job application forms
- Supporting people to make their online claim for Universal Credit, and updating their online journal.
**This role needs volunteers to have strong communication skills, not necessarily experts in IT hardware and programs.**
This role will be based in various locations across the County, and so you would be able to choose the location(s) that suit you. CTSI are looking for a commitment of at least one session per week, which usually last between 1-3 hours (depending on the location).
Applicants must provide two references.
Are you tech-savvy and passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Join Peoplehood's Digital Buddy Volunteer Programme and empower older adults to embrace digital technology!
As more services move online, older adults are at risk of being left behind, but it needn't be that way. As a Digital Buddy Volunteer, you'll bridge the gap and create lasting connections with older people seeking to learn new digital skills. Your patience and expertise will inspire learners to use smartphones, tablets, social media, and more! You'll also introduce learners to Blackwood's innovative system, Clevercogs, which makes it easy for absolute beginners to get online and start exploring technology.
Your digital skills are invaluable! Whether you're a digital skills professional or just a patient digital enthusiast, you have something extraordinary to offer. Teach older adults the basics of email, online shopping, video calls with loved ones, and so much more. With your guidance, they'll be navigating the digital world like pros in no time!
It's not just about teaching digital skills; it's about building relationships. Our Digital Buddy Volunteer Programme encourages genuine connections between generations. Share stories, learn from their experiences, and discover a newfound appreciation for the wisdom of our seniors.
Becoming a Digital Buddy Volunteer is easy and rewarding. Fill in your application and we'll arrange a chat to learn more about your digital skills, your passion for helping others, and your availability.
Volunteering for the Scouts is a great way to take part in new experiences, meet a whole load of friendly people and have fun. There is something for everyone whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, the Scouting Association will provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.
As a volunteer, working in teams, you might:
1. Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
2. Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
3. Help to plan and lead activities
4. Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
5. Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
6. Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small
You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer with Scouts - we need everyone to muck in and help support young people to learn #SkillsForLife.
Tayside Re-users uses databases to record and manage the sales of goods and stock movements from collection to sale as well as calculating the savings in weight and CO2 of items which would otherwise be thrown into landfill. This role will involve transferring information from accompanying documentation to the database and then filing the documentation. This role will give you the skills and experience you need to work in many organisations.
What’s on Biggar is an on-line calendar of events in the Biggar area with the purpose of promoting community spirit and activity.
Designed, developed and coordinated in Biggar, the online calendar had more than 14000 visits last year and our Facebook page has more than 800 followers.
What’s on Biggar is looking for a volunteer to grow our on-line community and build the network of local organisers who contribute to the calendar.
Our volunteer will have the opportunity to contribute ideas on how to achieve our aims and the autonomy to take these ideas forward.
Three sessions of professional support will be offered to facilitate this.