Volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community. We had a lovely compliment for the excellent support EmployAbility has given to a customer to allow them to become a “Digital Buddy” at his local library.
This is the exactly the sort of thing people mean when they talk about social capital, people supporting each other in the community, using the talents they have to help others and its all the more powerful when it is someone who may be considered disadvantaged themselves. It sounds like it was a great job match made by our EmployAbility team and a fantastic relationship built with the employer.
I promised that I would write a small report on the fantastic work our Digital Buddy is doing for us at the Library…
Our Digital Buddy has been a delight to work with since he started a month or so ago. He seems competent and confident when helping the customers and has a friendly and approachable manner about him. Comments from customers that he has helped have been positive, with some customers returning for second sessions, which is a good indication that he really is fulfilling the Digital Buddy role very well.
We do hope that he is enjoying his volunteering time with us and that he is finding it beneficial
Our nationally recognised, employment support service, EmployAbility helps to find work placements, volunteer opportunities and paid work for disabled people, autistic people, those with sensory needs and those with mental health problems.
Visit our EmployAbility page to find out more information on getting support into work experience, placement, or paid work. If you are an employer you can find out how to join the scheme and support EmployAbility customers to gain work experience and take the all important steps to find their career path.