The No.1 Be-friending Agency is a social enterprise dedicated to valuing the person and helping them live fuller...
This opportunity takes place between 07 Apr 2022 and 21 Jul 2022
We're seeking keen, caring and enthusiastic people with a technological knack to join our volunteer team in Glasgow! This role will provide support for socially isolated and lonely people, as well as those most at risk from the Covid-19 virus, to be connected and stay well. ?We’re looking for people over 18 years old who are willing to support a wide range of people to access digital services, spaces and events.
Our clients, many of whom are isolated and vulnerable, could really benefit from a bit of friendly help using technology such as tablets, phones and laptops to interact with the world around them. You can help to connect them digitally while they are shielding/unable to go out, empowering individuals to socialise with friends and family as well as attend online events we’ll be organising!
The kinds of things that Digital Champions might help people to do include:
Specialised Digital Champion training, ID badges, ongoing support and reasonable, authorised out of pocket travel expenses are available for volunteers. No formal qualifications are necessary as training will be provided, but a good understanding of digital technology and good communication skills would be beneficial.
Benefits to self
Improve communication skills, including active listening
Improve organisational and time management skills by sticking to agreed call times
Benefits to others
Help people to connect with others digitally.
Give them the skills to use their ipad/tablet/computer confidently
We offer a training session to give you an overview of our organisation and a focus on boundaries, confidentiality and safeguarding.
We also encourage you to take part in digital champion specific training which will help you for this role.
Support and supervision details
Support and supervision sessions are done after three months and then every six months after that.
- TypeBefriending, Elderly People, Social Enterprise / Community Interest Company, Widening Access