Volunteers needed at Ballinderry Digital Hub

Volunteers needed! Since the establishment of Ballinderry Digital Hub, a number of very successful initiatives have taken place. Through the ETB a really useful smartphone technology course was run before Christmas. Over the past six weeks, with assistance from our Local Enterprise Office, a coding programme has been run for primary school children.

For our next initiative, we are hoping to run the Hi Digital Programme, an initiative from ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland. The aim of this will be to ensure that none of our citizens are being left behind when it comes to integrating technology into their daily lives. It will include areas such as booking tickets, online shopping and pursuing a hobby online.

To make it happen, we need two to three volunteers who would be willing to give approximately one hour per week for a few weeks to help deliver the programme; full training will be provided. The ultimate goal is that a meeting would take place one morning per week for about six weeks where participants could drop in to the facility, have a cup of tea and a chat and pick up at least one new skill! Volunteers do not need to be highly skilled themselves, simply using technology in your daily lives would be more than enough. The facility will be equipped with a laptop and a printer, and activities that could be undertaken could be such as: purchasing a bus, rail or airplane ticket, taxing a car/applying for NCT test, booking a hotel, online shopping.

If you, or someone you know might be interested in volunteering or if you would simply like more information, please phone or text Mike Molamphy, 087 2044324.

Please note - volunteering/participating in this programme is not limited to those living in the immediate area; everyone welcome.