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Thanks for coming everyone.

OK, so this meeting is for new staff and staff who haven't been involved with our volunteering projects yet.

So basically, the idea is that we allow staff to give up some of their work time

to help on various charity projects to benefit the local community.

We've been doing this for the last five years and it's been very successful.

Participating doesn't necessarily involve a huge time commitment.

The company will pay for eight hours of your time.

That can be used over one or two days all at once, or spread over several months throughout the year.

There are some staff who enjoy volunteering so much,

they also give up their own free time for a couple of hours every week, it's completely up to you.

Obviously, many people will have family commitments and aren't as available as other members of staff.

Feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive.

Because they felt they were doing something really useful,

nearly everyone agreed that volunteering made them feel more motivated at work.

They also liked building relationships with the people in the local community and felt valued by them.

One or two people also said it was a good thing to have on their CVs.

One particularly successful project last year was the Get Working Project.

This was aimed at helping unemployed people in the area get back to work.

Our staff were able to help them improve their telephone skills,

such as writing down messages and speaking with confidence to potential customers, which they had found quite difficult.

This is something many employers look for in job applicants

and something we all do without even thinking about, every day at work.

We've got an exciting new project starting this year.

Up until now, we've mainly focused on projects to do with education and training.

And we'll continue with our reading project in schools and our work with local charities.

But we've also agreed to help out on a conservation project in Redfern Park.

So if any of you fancy being outside and getting your hands dirty, this is the project for you.

I also want to mention the annual Digital Inclusion Day, which is coming up next month.

The aim of this is to help older people keep up with technology.

And this year, instead of hosting the event in our own training facility,

we're using the ICT suite at Hill College, as it can hold more people.

We've invited over 60 people from the Silver Age Community Centre to take part,

so we'll need a lot of volunteers to help with this event.

If you're interested in taking part, please go to the volunteering section of our website and complete the relevant form.

We won't be providing any training for this, but you'll be paired with an experienced volunteer if you've never done it before.

By the way, don't forget to tell your manager about any volunteering activities you decide to do.

The participants on the Digital Inclusion Day really benefited.

The majority were in their seventies, though some were younger and a few were even in their nineties!

Quite a few owned both a computer and a mobile phone, but these tended to be outdated models.

They generally knew how to do simple things, like send texts,

but weren't aware of recent developments in mobile phone technology.

A few were keen to learn but most were quite dismissive at first

they couldn't see the point of updating their skills.

But that soon changed. The feedback was very positive.

The really encouraging thing was that participants all said they felt much more confident about using social media to keep in touch with their grandchildren,

who prefer this form of communication to phoning or sending emails.

A lot of them also said playing online games would help them make new friends and keep their brains active.

They weren't that impressed with being able to order their groceries online, as they liked going out to the shops,

but some said it would come in handy if they were ill or the weather was really bad.

One thing they asked about was using tablets for things like reading newspapers.

Some people had been given tablets as presents but had never used them.

So that's something we'll make sure we include this time...

 

中英对照

Thanks for coming everyone.

谢谢各位的到来。

OK, so this meeting is for new staff and staff who haven't been involved with our volunteering projects yet.

好的,这个会议是专门为新员工和没有参加过我们的志愿者项目的员工所组织的。

So basically, the idea is that we allow staff to give up some of their work time

总的来说,项目的内容就是我们准许员工放弃他们部分的工作时间,

to help on various charity projects to benefit the local community.

在不同的慈善项目帮忙,以此让当地社区获益。

We've been doing this for the last five years and it's been very successful.

我们已经做了五年了,也做得很成功。

Participating doesn't necessarily involve a huge time commitment.

参加并不一定意味着要投入很多时间。

The company will pay for eight hours of your time.

公司会支付你参加的时间中的八个小时的工资。

That can be used over one or two days all at once, or spread over several months throughout the year.

这八个小时可以一两天用完,或者是分散在一年中的不同几个月。

There are some staff who enjoy volunteering so much,

有很多员工非常热爱志愿服务,

they also give up their own free time for a couple of hours every week, it's completely up to you.

他们每周放弃了几个小时的自由时间,这完全取决于你们。

Obviously, many people will have family commitments and aren't as available as other members of staff.

很显然,很多人都有家庭的责任,很难和其他员工一样有那么多时间。

Feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive.

员工们的反馈非常好。

Because they felt they were doing something really useful,

因为他们感觉自己在做一些真正有用的的事情,

nearly everyone agreed that volunteering made them feel more motivated at work.

几乎每个人都同意做志愿服务让他们在工作中更加有干劲儿。

They also liked building relationships with the people in the local community and felt valued by them.

他们也很喜欢和当地社区的人建立关系,而且感觉被他们所重视。

One or two people also said it was a good thing to have on their CVs.

也有几个人说这段经历写在简历上非常加分。

One particularly successful project last year was the Get Working Project.

去年非常成功的一个项目是"找工作项目"

This was aimed at helping unemployed people in the area get back to work.

这个项目致力于帮助当地失业的人重回工作岗位。

Our staff were able to help them improve their telephone skills,

我们的员工能够帮助他们提升电话技巧,

such as writing down messages and speaking with confidence to potential customers, which they had found quite difficult.

比如说记下信息以及和潜在的客户自信交谈,而这些人觉得,这对于他们而言很难。

This is something many employers look for in job applicants

这也是很多雇主非常看重的申请者身上的能力

and something we all do without even thinking about, every day at work.

而且这也是我们几乎想都不用想,每天都在做的事情。

We've got an exciting new project starting this year.

我们今年有一个非常令人激动的、崭新的项目要启动。

Up until now, we've mainly focused on projects to do with education and training.

到目前为止,我们主要专注于教育和训练方面的项目。

And we'll continue with our reading project in schools and our work with local charities.

我们会继续我们的学校阅读项目以及当地慈善事业的项目。

But we've also agreed to help out on a conservation project in Redfern Park.

但是我们已经同意加入在Redfern公园的一个保护项目帮忙。

So if any of you fancy being outside and getting your hands dirty, this is the project for you.

所以如果你很喜欢在户外,让你的手变脏的话,这个项目就是为你量身定做。

I also want to mention the annual Digital Inclusion Day, which is coming up next month.

我也想说一下每年的数码接纳日,下个月就要开始了。

The aim of this is to help older people keep up with technology.

这个项目致力于帮助老年人跟上科技的步伐。

And this year, instead of hosting the event in our own training facility,

今年我们不再在我们自己的训练场所举办活动,

we're using the ICT suite at Hill College, as it can hold more people.

而是使用Hill大学的 ICT 套房,因为它能容纳更多的人。

We've invited over 60 people from the Silver Age Community Centre to take part,

我们已经从白银时代社区中心邀请了六十多个人参加,

so we'll need a lot of volunteers to help with this event.

所以我们需要很多志愿者在这个活动搭把手。

If you're interested in taking part, please go to the volunteering section of our website and complete the relevant form.

如果你感兴趣想加入的话,请前往我们网站的志愿者部门,完成相关的表格。

We won't be providing any training for this, but you'll be paired with an experienced volunteer if you've never done it before.

我们不会为此提供训练,但是如果你以前没做过此类活动的话,我们会将你和一个经验丰富的志愿者配对。

By the way, don't forget to tell your manager about any volunteering activities you decide to do.

顺便说一下,不要忘记告诉你的经理你想参加什么志愿活动。

The participants on the Digital Inclusion Day really benefited.

数码接纳日的参与者感觉获益良多。

The majority were in their seventies, though some were younger and a few were even in their nineties!

大多数人都已经七十岁了,尽管有的人年轻一点,有的人甚至已经九十岁了!

Quite a few owned both a computer and a mobile phone, but these tended to be outdated models.

有些人既有电脑,又有手机,但是这些往往都已经过时了。

They generally knew how to do simple things, like send texts,

他们大概知道怎么做一些简单的事情,比如说发发信息,

but weren't aware of recent developments in mobile phone technology.

但是并不知道移动电话科技的新近发展状况。

A few were keen to learn but most were quite dismissive at first

有一些人很想学习,但是大多数人刚开始的时候不屑一顾

they couldn't see the point of updating their skills.

他们并不能理解升级自己的技能有什么用。

But that soon changed. The feedback was very positive.

但是很快就改变了。反馈非常的好。

The really encouraging thing was that participants all said they felt much more confident about using social media to keep in touch with their grandchildren,

十分振奋人心的是,参与者们都感觉对使用社交媒体和自己的孙子孙女们沟通更加有自信了,

who prefer this form of communication to phoning or sending emails.

毕竟相对于电话或者发邮件来说,他们的孙子孙女更加喜欢这种沟通方式。

A lot of them also said playing online games would help them make new friends and keep their brains active.

也有很多人说玩网络游戏能够帮助他们认识更多新朋友,保持大脑活跃。

They weren't that impressed with being able to order their groceries online, as they liked going out to the shops,

他们对于网购不是很感兴趣,因为他们更喜欢去商店买,

but some said it would come in handy if they were ill or the weather was really bad.

但是有些人说如果他们生病了,或者天气很糟糕的时候,网购很方便。

One thing they asked about was using tablets for things like reading newspapers.

他们问的一件事情是如何利用平板电脑看报纸。

Some people had been given tablets as presents but had never used them.

一些人收到平板电脑作为礼物,但是从来没有用过。

So that's something we'll make sure we include this time...

所以我们要把这个包括在这次活动里...

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