Volunteer – Moose in the Hoose Coach
The Moose in the Hoose project started in 2005 as a community outreach project of ACE IT Scotland.
The purpose of this role is to support older people living in care homes to enjoy the benefits of using digital technology as a means of communication, learning and fun!
Use technology to support the residents in an accessible way.
Find new and interesting ways to engage the residents in activities and learning.
Assist residents to overcome the fear factor and realise that fun can be had from technology in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Assist residents to use email and video calling to increase their social contacts.
Skills and qualities needed
Essential qualities of this role are:
Understanding of older people and their needs.
Patience and understanding.
Note: This is a regulated activity so an enhanced disclosure will need to be carried out under the PVG scheme, ACE IT will cover the cost of this.
We ask you to commit to 2 hours per week as consistency and regular contact are vital both for your initial training and in delivering the service. Sessions take place Monday – Thursday, during the day. After training, we feel volunteers will obtain most out of the experience if they are able to stay for at least 6 months.
You will be expected to take part in learning & development activities throughout the year.
Support and training
Training will be given with an initial basic digital course ensuring that all volunteers will have a similar digital knowledge. Training will also be given on working in a care home setting and on the potential support needs of the residents. Any other relevant training that may be required will be identified and you will be offered this when necessary.
All volunteers will have regular supervision to feedback on progress, discuss future development and air any issues.
What’s in it for me?
Be part of a supportive team, meet new people and build friendships.
Develop your communication skills.
Having a rewarding experience making a difference in the lives of older people.
Give back to your community.
One of our five care homes, situated around Edinburgh.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please fill in the application form here. After we have received your application form, we will invite you to the office for an informal chat before progressing with your application.
If you have any further questions about this role then please do not hesitate to get in touch with: Development Coordinator – Katie@aceit.org.uk 0131 667 2053