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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.
This volunteer role is intended to support the creation of specific digital tools within the Ninewells Community Garden and is expected to involve:
• Liaising with staff on project requirements and specifics to ensure that content and methods meet existing quality criteria.
• The creation of garden activities which can be accessed online.
• The creation of trails and information which can be accessed digitally within the garden.
• Updating staff and trustees on progress through presentations at board meetings.
• Working with other garden volunteers on content creation and information.
• Other activities which would support this work.
It is expected that this role will be shared amongst a number of volunteers who will form the basis of a small team working collaboratively.
"Do you have the time, patience and empathy to help a learner get to grips with digital technology to help them live more independently whilst maintaining social connections? Please read on…
Digital Buddies (DigiBuds) meet with learners and support them to develop their digital skills initially through six 1-hour sessions and then in small groups. Everyone is different, so you may support a learner with everything they need quite easily whereas others might require more support to grasp the basics, so you’ll need to spend a little time repeating what you’ve gone over, checking understanding and coaching them through each step.
The digital buddy role is a great support for our service users, recent figures by Connecting Scotland show that when people engaged in digital training:
• 86% of respondents reported an improvement in their ability to stay in touch with each other.
• 83% of respondents reported an improvement in being able to find interests.
• 74% reported an improvement in their mental health.
You don’t need to be an expert in technology or tutoring, but as long as you have the willingness to help, are patient and have confidence in your own digital skills, you’ll be a great Digital Buddy! Being fond of a chat is also helpful too, as this will help you build a rapport with your learner and find some common ground to start from. Other qualities we look for include:
• Problem solving approach
• Patience and good people skills
• Reliability and flexible
• A willingness to learn news skills and concepts
How this role can benefit you:
• Full training and ongoing support to help you carry out your role
• Travel expenses
• Practical experience and skills that you can add to your CV – such as coaching and mentoring
• Satisfaction that you have made a difference to the lives of others – volunteering your time can also help improve your own mental health and wellbeing.
We would like someone to assist us to teach our clients how to work their way around a laptop/iPad and also how to utilise games etc. on Kindles. Visit on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis to assist the clients further.
Help with projection and setting up of screen, blue-ray player etc before and after cinema screening.
Possibly some collection of entry money at door.
Ability Net's network of volunteers provide free tech support to enable older and disabled people to make full use of their home technology. They are seeking volunteers in Moray to join their IT Can Help network to support people with their IT or computer needs. This role involves contacting and supporting clients, feeding back on progress, and supporting the local Co-ordinator with promoting the IT Can Help service in the local area. Volunteers will take all necessary precautions to ensure that both volunteer and client stay as safe as possible, and volunteers and clients will wear face coverings and social distance where possible.
If you like to help others, have good IT and computing skills, knowledge of standard operating systems and software and the ability to communicate well, please consider volunteering with our growing in Moray! Roles are flexible and can fit around your schedule, too.
At Blackwood we provide care (in care homes), care at home services and tenancies to people with
different support needs. We believe that using technology can significantly support independent living
and have offered our customers a tablet which is set up with our innovative system CleverCogs©. To
support the successful adoption of this programme, we need the help of volunteers to ensure our
customers are comfortable using their tablets and make the most of their tech.
-What will I be doing as a Digital Buddy?:
Digital Buddies will combine befriending with digital literacy, so your role will include:
• helping people set up their new devices
• using video calls and messaging apps
• accessing online learning opportunities
• explaining how to stay safe online
• helping to problem solve where you don’t know the answer yourself
• enjoying a chat with people to find some common interests and build a rapport quickly
• helping people to find online resources that match their interests
• Support sessions with learners usually take place in person, once or twice a week, so 45-60
minutes is usually enough time to make progress.
• Reporting on progress made and encouraging volunteers to provide feedback on sessions
This is an opportunity to be more involved with others in your local community - Helping others can
also improve your own health & wellbeing! It is also a chance to develop your own skills and
competencies with the option to pursue a qualification in digital skills.
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need. We welcome volunteers at all levels in our work from trustees to admin, from fundraising and compliance to 'on the ground' opportunities such as yard work, field work, animal care, rehabilitation, education, work with young and older people. This is a great way to make new friends two and four legged, learn new skills and have fun in the open air in beautiful countryside.
Digital / IT - we are looking for volunteers to take a lead in delivering our digital learning sessions. These sessions are aimed at those who have little or no experience, those who would like to know how to use their devices - phones, tablets, laptops better. Many of those who participate in these sessions are older learners and those looking to improve their skills as they seek employment, who are often looking for assistance with creating CV's and job searching.