This website is here to make it easier to find and run social media surgeries to support voluntary and community groups, local charities and local active citizens.
If you're representing a voluntary or community organisation, local charity, club or society and want some help, please look for your nearest event and register for some help.
If you have skills and want to show people how they can use social media please also register to give your help at events.
A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. Surgeries are deliberately relaxed. No presentations, no jargon, noone telling people what they think they should know.
Instead you will sit next to someone who understands good ways to use the internet, someone who will listen to what you do, and then show you free, useful tools. If you like what you see they can also help you set up your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account. Most social media surgeries have an event every few weeks, so you can keep coming back for help.
You might prefer to think of them as helpers. A surgeon is someone who knows enough about using social media to help someone else. Some surgeons have spent years understanding the internet. Others started learning a few months ago but want to share what they know with other community groups and active citizens.
If you want help - a chance to talk to someone - then register for your nearest surgery. If you want to offer help please do the same.
Here's a recipe of what you need to run your own surgery (a venue, people, wifi, coffee).
Now register your surgery on this site: