Caritas Wales offers the following course. Staying Together While Apart – digital skills training sessions
The ‘Staying Together While Apart’ project has been developed to assist people during the COVID-19 pandemic and its immediate aftermath. The project focuses on mobilising volunteers to help older and vulnerable adults, and those with underlying health conditions, which put them at risk of serious illness as a result of COVID-19. Making Contact. The project works to improve the mental health and wellbeing of older and vulnerable adults by reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness. Providing the skills and knowledge to keep in touch is important and three sessions have been scheduled to support people to get connected. These sessions are free and open to all.
The third session will be: Virtual Volunteers – 19th January 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Become a Virtual Volunteer supporting the most vulnerable in society with simple online tasks that can make the world of difference and brighten their day. There are many members of the Welsh public who own digital devices but require support or guidance in how to make the most of being online. Before lockdowns and restricted travel, a family member or friend may have offered these individuals one-to-one support. Unfortunately, not everyone has this support network around them, and for those that have, access to support has been made even more difficult due to the Social Distancing and Lockdown procedures.
RCADC in conjunction with Digital Communities Wales are offering training to those who may be interested in Virtual Volunteering to support individuals on their digital journey. support opportunities: https://rcadc.org/events/category/events/
Anybody able to be involved ? Please ring Fr Charles and maybe we can have a small team operating locally ?
We are not expecting volunteers to access client’s personal information, but to support individuals with getting the best out of being online. Whether that is through apps to keep in touch or options for accessing entertainment media, your support can make a world of difference to someone’s day.
Details and registration: https://rcadc.org/event/virtual-volunteers/