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We teach older people how to use their phones, tablets and laptops so that they can remain independent and connected with the community.
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We teach older people how to use their phones, tablets and laptops so that they can remain independent and connected with the community. We have three different projects - Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, and Ekta-Unity.
There is NO previous experience required! If you know how to work your phone/laptop/tablet then you'll be able to teach the older learners how to use theirs. Often you'll be teaching them quite basic skills like how to use Google Maps, iPlayer and send emails. You can find a typical lesson plan here for further information. In the unlikely event that something that you are unfamiliar with arises during the sessions, one of the project leaders will always be there to help!
We have projects in three different locations. Each project has a different time commitment. To find out more about each project click the links above!
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Location and Travel
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Volunteers travel together to the project venues and transport is either provided or reimbursed by Warwick Volunteers.
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Keep in mind that any travel can be reimbursed by Warwick Volunteers. Find out more infomation here.
Also, if you complete more than 20 hours of volunteering in an academic year, you can apply for a Warwick Volunteers Certifcate and have your hours listed on your HEAR report when you graduate! Find out more information here.
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Skills & Requirements
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Volunteers will be given all the information they need at the induction session.
No previous experience is required. As long as you’re comfortable with using basic technology, all you need is patience!
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If you have any further questions about the projects, please do not hesitate to send an email to the Project Leaders Charlotte and Amy at cgnretiredrewired at warwick dot ac dot uk
To find out more about our Project Leaders have a look here.