Digital Skills Volunteer

People and communities | Older people

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Location: 70 Rosaline Road, London, SW6 7QT (see map)

Travel: Parsons Green station. Sherbrooke Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • You will provide digital and IT support for older people who wish to learn or improve their skills in using new technology.
  • You will empower an older person to use the Internet and technology by supporting their knowledge and self-confidence, thus improving their overall well-being, helping them maintain their independence and aiming to reduce isolation.
  • The tasks might include:
    • Explain and demonstrate how to use laptops, tablets, smartphones
    • Create email accounts and enable beneficiaries to use them
    • Support beneficiaries to use social media, Skype, WhatsApp etc. to connect with friends and loved ones
    • Explore online shopping opportunities and how to use various platforms
    • Discuss online banking and/or how to pay bills online
    • Explore how to find medical information and/or book GP appointments online
    • Show beneficiaries how to research social activities and local services
    • Demonstrate how to use calendars and/or set up helpful reminders
    • Explain how to research organisations (like trusted traders, builders, etc) and find out what other people are saying about them
Volunteer and  client meeting

Volunteer and client meeting

What impact will this have?

  • Your support will empower an older person to use the Internet and technology by supporting their knowledge and self-confidence.
  • You will help improving an older person's overall well-being, helping them maintain their independence and reduce isolation.
  • Your support will make a positive difference to an older person's quality of life.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • We are looking for someone who could volunteer with us for 6 months or longer, for a minimum of 2 hours.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will be required to supply two references, one being your current or most recent employer.
  • For this role we will however consider your availability and aim to be as flexible as possible. The length of visits will vary with each client. Visits could take place weekly or could be on a one-off basis.
  • You will be reporting to Fulham Good Neighbours main office, but you will conduct one to one support visits at the beneficiaries’ home.

Expenses

  • We would cover your travel expenses connected to your volunteering role and lunch expenses if you volunteer for over 4 hours on any given date.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Technology
  • IT
  • Social media
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Technology
  • IT
  • Social media

Training

  • No formal training is required. We will provide you with all the required information upon induction and provide you with volunteer guidelines.
  • The topics of the learning visits are tailored to the older person's needs and interests, but Lesson Guides are available for volunteers and beneficiaries who wish to use it.
  • No specific IT or digital training or experience is required, but general skills and knowledge will be useful.

Location

70 Rosaline Road, London, SW6 7QT

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