Mentors sought for digital connections project

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Kintyre charity Inspiralba is appealing for volunteers to become mentors through its digital connection project.

In partnership with The Hub and in support of the Kintyre Community Resilience Group, Inspiralba began the project to help provide digital resources including laptops, tablets and smartphones to those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With support from Wellbeing Fund and Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Learning team, more than 200 of these devices have been distributed to families across Argyll.

A spokesperson for the charitable enterprise, which was established to assist community-based organisations to turn their ideas and aspirations into robust, sustainable business activities, said: ‘We are aware many young people have specific skills which could prove to be exceptionally useful in support of various projects and activities throughout our community.

‘We are currently looking to recruit volunteers in a number of different areas. Those interested in film-making, photography, story-writing, local heritage music and nature have the opportunity to learn and build on new or existing skills while helping others to do the same.’

Digital mentors would also be asked to assist in teaching others how to use applications such as WhatsApp and Zoom which are integral tools for staying connected.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to gain accreditation through this project and there is potential for further training.

This project has been supported by Fyne Homes and the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities team which have enabled Inspiralba to adjust project activity to meet current Covid-19 needs.

For more information about these volunteering opportunities, visit the Inspiralba Facebook page or email rjackson@inspiralba.org.uk