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Newham New Deal Partnership

We were established as a charity in 2009 to help change the lives and environment of the residents of Newham, particularly the most socially excluded. By providing volunteer-supported and community supported services and events, we aim to help build thriving, creative, resilient, self-confident and engaged communities in Newham and beyond.

Currently we deliver volunteer supported Arts and Heritage projects, a digital inclusion project aimed at elders, and a Good Neighbours Scheme for elders and those with a disability.

Want to share your iPad knowledge with older people? Become an @online club volunteer!

We are looking for volunteers who can commit two hours a week for two months to support our @online programme in Hackney. The programme provides a small group environment for over 60s to familiarise themselves with iPads and go on line more confidently. Sessions aim to be informative, but also social and fun. Volunteers will provide practical support to the Trainer and @online club coordinator, and will interact on a one to one basis with club members.

Newham New Deal Partnership is a local charity that delivers projects that inspire communities, enrich society and stimulate people to fulfil their potential.

Role Aim: 

The charity is running @online club programmes in Hackney throughout 2019 for older people. The aim is to teach tablet skills, and practise going online, in a social, informal small group environment. Volunteers will support the professional trainer by helping members on a one to one basis.


Arriving at sessions in good time. Helping Coordinator to set up session. Checking participants have done the exercises set, and helping one to one as required. Helping Coordinator with registration and end of project feedback (market research questionnaire). Feeding back any difficulties participants may have to Coordinator/Trainer.

Skills needed: 

Confidence in using an iPad. Good communications skills, and able to communicate without jargon to people from a wide range of backgrounds. A DBS is required (we can provide). Confidence in talking to older people.



Various Locations in Hackney. Programme takes place in Dalston, E8.
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Our January start programme takes place on Fridays 10.30-12.30
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here