Helping people to connect to a better future by developing their digital skills

What is Re:Connect?

Re:Connect provides support to people, improving their digital literacy and enabling them to make positive use of the internet. We aim to increase peoples’ confidence, social connectedness and empower a healthy approach to all things digital. Read about Bruno, Betty and Bob and how our three step approach really mad a difference:

  • Supporting people as they explore the potential of the internet
  • Identifying their “spark of interest” in getting online and developing their digital skills
  • Encouraging the use of the internet to support and enhance their social connections

How to I get involved?

We have developed a network of organisations and community groups in Edinburgh that we work closely with. Our approach is informal, friendly and straightforward. You can come along to any of our “Digital Drop-Ins”.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to get the best from the internet, computers and digital devices (like phones & tablets). We know some people just don’t know where to start or want some friendly support to develop their skills. Our teams are ready to welcome you at a drop in near you and see how they can help.

Over a tea/coffee and a biscuit we can chat about the kinds of things that would help you in your life and then explore what the internet, computers and all things digital have to offer you. At your pace we can show you how to do the things you want to do. You’re welcome to drop in once or come back every week.

Are you interested in Digital Technology?

Do you have experience in Digital Technology and like teaching and helping others? Fill in the following form and we will contact you with further information on how to join our team.

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What does volunteering involve?

If you’re interested in joining one of our teams and supporting other people, please do get in touch.

Benefits of being part of the project

  • Gain experience of training people with varying abilities.
  • Gain skills to encourage others to use different online platforms.
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills, supporting people of all ages and backgrounds, individually and/or in groups.
  • Be a part of developing the project and seeing the project aims being fulfilled.

Support you will receive

Volunteers will receive comprehensive support from People Know How including induction and orientation; support, supervision and access to attend training workshops.

NOTE: We will require volunteers to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

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