OPAL Digital Support Volunteer
OPAL (Older People Active Lives) aims to maintain or increase the independence and well-being of older people across the West Lothian area. Our service is delivered by dedicated, trained volunteers who offer encouragement, companionship and support to engage in social, leisure and community activities.
We support anyone of age 60+ who is looking to re-connect socially either on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. People can either self-refer or be referred by a health professional.
You will be matched with a client who wants to learn about a device (phone, tablet, laptop) that you also use and through short weekly sessions over the phone or in person, your support and encouragement could help them to:
- Understand the basics of using their chosen device
- Undertake specific online tasks such as email, joining online groups or web browsing and using search engines
- Feel connected and engaged
- Reduce feelings of loneliness, isolation and vulnerability
This role requires a solic understanding of one or more specific device(s) e.g. iPad, android tablet or phone, windows or mac computer, chromebook etc.