What is the role?
Who are they?
What can I gain?
When can I volunteer?
Roar Connections For Life, in partnership with Connecting Scotland, is distributing Apple iPads to Older Adults in Renfrewshire to reduce loneliness and isolation particularly during COVID.
We are looking for volunteers who are experienced Apple products users and can spare 1-2 hours a week to help navigate an older adult around an iPad, assisting them to use email and use applications such as FaceTime and Zoom to keep in touch.
Being online is an essential lifeline.
Throughout the coronavirus crisis, the internet is keeping us connected to friends and family, informed and entertained, and able to learn, work, shop and access health information and other public services.
However, some people can’t access these benefits because they don’t have the confidence, kit and connectivity at home.
Connecting Scotland is working to change this and help get every citizen in Scotland online.
For more information on Connecting Scotland: https://connecting.scot/
At Roar Connections For Life, our goal is to empower older adults through mental well-being and physical ability, so they can stay active, independent and in-charge! We run a variety of local services including Befriending, Stay Mobile Stay Connected (Frailty Prevention) Digital Support and Roar Do Feet (toenail trimming).
Visit our website for more information: https://www.roarforlife.org/
This voluntary opportunity will provide you with full training and support and will be a chance to gain skills and experience that can benefit both your personal and professional life. The skills gained would be invaluable for any future job applications.
You could learn so much about life in general just talking to an older adult for even an hour a week, and you really could change their life with just a little company.
• Patient, respectful and understanding approach
• Good verbal Communicator
• Proficient in the use of an Apple iPad
We ask for a basic application to be filled in. Applicants are the invited to have a casual and informal chat/interview with a member of staff, just to ensure we find the right volunteer opportunity. We then can apply for a PVG if going ahead with the role.