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Fulham Good Neighbours - Digital Skills Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

Fulham Good Neighbours support mainly older people, including those with dementia, with practical tasks at home such as basic DIY, gardening, and decorating. We do what any good neighbour would: collect medication, escort to appointments, accompany shopping and take care of pets to name just a few of our free services. We also run a dedicated befriending scheme, a Digital Inclusion project and a range of social clubs to help beat isolation and loneliness.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Role

To provide digital and IT support for older people who wish to learn or improve their skills in using new technology.

This could include the following tasks:

  • Explain and demonstrate how to use laptops, tablets, smartphones
  • Support beneficiaries to use email, social media, Skype, WhatsApp etc. to connect with friends and loved ones
  • Explore online shopping opportunities and how to use various platforms
  • 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

Time commitment

We are looking for someone who could volunteer with us for 3 months or longer, for around 2 hours/week.

Location

You will be reporting to Fulham Good Neighbours main office, but you will conduct one to one support visits at the beneficiaries’ home.

What training will be necessary and available:

No formal training is required. We will provide you with all the required information upon induction and provide you with volunteer guidelines. 

Skills Required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Patience and sensitivity
  • Reliability
  • An ability to deal with emergencies
  • An understanding of the need for confidentiality
  • To be able to recognise and work within personal and organisational boundaries
  • An understanding of the need for confidentiality
  • Willingness to work without direct supervision

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Get involved with your local community
  • Join an exciting and dynamic organisation
  • Impart your time and skills for the benefit of an older person
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you play a pivotal role in tackling isolation and loneliness
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