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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

DigiShift 59: Using Virtual Reality to deliver Youth Work Activities

10:00-11:00, 24 August 2022
This event took place about 1 year ago
John Fitzgerald
0131 474 8000

On this DigiShift, we hear from Darran Gillan, National Digital Development Lead at YMCA Scotland, who will explain how YMCA Scotland used Virtual Reality headsets and software to deliver youth work activities to their service users during the pandemic. Finding that video conferencing wasn't a suitable replacement for traditional youth work, YMCA Scotland sought a more fun and engaging way to connect with young people.  

Darran will share the journey that YMCA went on, transforming youth work being delivered on video conferencing, to young people meeting for coffee in a virtual reality space, creating a wellbeing gallery to playing laser tag with Roomscale VR! Darran will demystify how to use virtual reality and share what they learned along the way.  

Overall aim

Hearing about YMCA Scotland's experience of using virtual reality for youth work.

Who was the event aimed at?

Anyone working on digital change: directors, CEOs, senior managers in organisations of any size

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