Volunteers needed to help older people surf the net

Volunteers are needed to help older people learn to use modern technology.
Volunteers are needed to help older people learn to use modern technology.

Bield’s housing development for older people at Oakburn Gardens in Milngavie is looking for volunteers to provide valuable support for its service users.

Volunteer Silver Surfer Tutors is a popular project which teaches tenants how to use modern technology to enable them to become more confident with their laptops, smartphones and general computing skills.

Ruth Bowen, Volunteer Development Manager at Bield, said: “We encourage our tenants and residents to pursue their interests and hobbies as it is central to our ‘Free to Be’ ethos but they often need a little support to be able to do this.

“We have a number of wonderful opportunities to become involved and get to know some fantastic people.”

Volunteers build positive relationships with service users and can play an important role in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives.

If you would like to volunteer and are a friendly and sociable person then Bield would be interested in hearing from you.

Please visit www.bield.co.uk/work-us/volunteering or email volunteering@bield.co.uk for further information.

Enquiries are welcome from people of all ages over 16. Full training and support will be given and a minimum commitment of six months is required.

Please note that these are volunteer, unpaid positions. While they thank everyone for their interest, not all enquiries will result in volunteer placements.