At Action in rural Sussex (AirS) we are fortunate enough to have developed a great partnership with the University of Brighton, as we embark on a new and innovative project, supported by the Nominet Trust.
Citizens Online run digital inclusion projects – Get IT Together across the UK. We help individuals, particularly older and disabled people get started with the Internet and we have some robust measures in place to understand the journey learners go on in becoming regular Internet users.
We're almost halfway through the development of our Portfolio project. It's an exciting project to work on, designed on a very simple premise to encourage young people to 'show and tell' their volunteering and have their work endorsed by the charities they help, presented via a public profile that they can easily share with proespective employers and recruiters. The idea is to help volunteers to showcase the amazing experiences they gain through volunteering and have them validated so they can be used to help with career development.