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Posted: 02/06/2020

URGENT CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS

URGENT CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS`

Hope you are all keeping well. Just a couple of lines to notify you all that during Covid19 ourselves at HBC are piloting a Zoom bingo with some older ladies who used day services. A member of staff visits a lady with a tablet and data and sets everything up to join the lady up with a Zoom bingo session. The lady plays bingo and then member of staff takes tablet away – all whilst observing social distancing and using PPE if people prefer.

We would really like to roll this out and offer more opportunities for people to get involved but we don’t have the staff capacity to do that, so we are looking for individuals who would like to help and support volunteering their time.

Potential volunteers do need to be DBS checked, be friendly and sociable and have some level of technical ability/knowledge of using tablet. Ideally, they would need to commit to a couple of hours a week and be prepared to go to wherever people live.

If this is something you would enjoy and like to help out with please respond to Jon.Wright@hartlepool.gov.uk Tracey.Wilson@hartlepool.gov.uk

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