Connect Online

The Connect Online project recruits volunteers who are comfortable using and sharing technology. Volunteers provide support and tuition to older people who need assistance to stay in touch with family and friends, to maintain their independence or even just to feed their curiosity.

Volunteers help out at groups throughout Midlothian and groups have returned to face to face now. Ongoing training is provided to volunteers to keep their skills up-to-date, including the opportunity to be a Digital Champion with the Connecting Scotland scheme. Being a volunteer with Connect Online is fun and challenging. You never know what the next question might be, so participants and volunteers are always learning something new! Have a look at our Padlet for the latest technology news.

Digital Skills Groups  

Group meetings last up to 1 hour 30 minutes and take place on the following days of the week:


10.30am – 12pm

2pm – 3.30pm

Food Fact Friends, Penicuik

St Mary’s Church, Dalkeith


11am – 12.30pm

1.30pm – 3pm

2pm – 3.30pm

Loanhead Library

Rosewell Development Trust

The Salon, Dalkeith


2pm – 3.30pm

Penicuik Library

Please get in touch if you would like to join us for face to face groups. If you need help using Zoom to access other services we can assist with this. We also have a pool of volunteers who can offer one-to-one support around the use of smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as a home visit.

For more info contact us at 0131 663 9471 or email