Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. We have volunteers of all ages, from different countries, with a wide range of skills and experience to share. They are supported in the ACE IT role by professional staff.

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Why Volunteer?

Helping other people to get the most out of IT is very satisfying. Volunteers encourage older people’s active involvement as citizens, for the public benefit and for their wellbeing.  Tutors and learners build strong relationships and have fun together. 
 Volunteering with ACE IT can also provide valuable experience which may open up opportunities in employment or education.

What skills do volunteers need?

All our volunteers are confident with everyday IT, and some have advanced IT skills, but it is not necessary to have any formal qualification. The most important skills are patience and flexibility; to work at the right pace and to present information in a clear and simple way.

The Moose in the Hoose project is more about sharing experience than training, so Moose volunteers have a socialising and befriending role.

Our experienced and friendly staff are always on hand to give volunteers whatever support they need.

How do I become a volunteer?

We are on the lookout for new volunteers for all our projects; one-to-one support, group training and care home befriending/socialising. If you have time to spare, and can commit to a minimum of 3 months volunteering, get in touch and find out how you can help older people enjoy the benefits of computer technology.

Click here to download ACE IT  Volunteer-Application-form

Please send the completed form to info@aceit.org.uk  

Volunteer stories

‘I wanted to do something useful with my free time so I contacted Volunteer Scotland and they told me about ACE IT. I went to see a session at the care home and I knew it was for me. Now I go once a week and help the residents to use iPads and PCs. It is so satisfying; even people with quite a lot of problems can engage with the activities. The regulars love coming; they are often waiting outside 10 minutes before it is due to start! I enjoy seeing people gain confidence and self-esteem, and feeling more connected’.

‘Now that I am retired from working in IT, I am pleased to be able to continue using my skills to help other people. The one to one sessions are great, because ACE IT matches people with volunteers who have the right expertise for whatever they want to do.’


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Tel: 0131 667 2053 or 07737 738551



Charity number – SC 036315

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