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第一段

1 .Thanks for coming everyone.

谢谢大家的到来。

2 .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。

3 .So basically,

基本上,

4 .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.

我们的想法是允许员工放弃一些工作时间来帮助各种慈善项目来造福当地社区。

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

我们在过去的五年间已经一直这么做了,而且十分成功。

第二段

1 .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。

2 .The company will pay for eight hours of your time.

公司会为你参加的八个小时提供报酬。

3 .That can be used over one or two days all at once,

这八个小时可以一次性地一两天用完,

4 .or spread over several months throughout the year.

或者在一年中分几个月用完。

5 .There are some staff who enjoy volunteering so much

有很多员工非常喜欢做志愿服务

6 .they also give up their own free time for a couple of hours every week.

他们还牺牲掉了自己的每周几个小时的空闲时间。

7 .It's completely up to you.

这完全取决于你。

8 .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。

第三段

1 .Feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive.

来自员工们的反馈大多是积极肯定的。

2 .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,

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

几乎每个人都认为,做志愿服务让他们在工作中更加有动力。

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

他们也喜欢与当地社区的人建立关系,并感到被他们重视。

5 .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。

第四段

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

去年非常成功的一个项目是"Get Working项目"。

2 .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。

3 .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,

4 .such as writing down messages and speaking with confidence to potential customers,

比如,记下信息以及和潜在的客户自信交谈,

5 .which they had found quite difficult.

这些都是他们曾感到困难的事情。

6 .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

7 .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。

第五段

1 .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。

2 .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。

3 .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。

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

但是我们已经同意去帮助一个Redfern公园的保护项目。

5 .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。

第六段

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

我还想提一下每年一次的数码融入日,下个月就要开始了。

2 .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。

3 .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,

4 .we're using the ICT suite at Hill College,

而是使用Hill大学的 ICT套房,

5 .as it can hold far more people.

因为它能容纳更多的人。

第七段

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

我们已经从Silver Age社区中心邀请了六十多个人参加,

2 .so well need a lot of volunteers to help with this event.

所以我们需要很多志愿者来帮忙参与这项活动。

第八段

1 .If you're interested in taking part,

如果你感兴趣想加入的话,

2 .please go to the volunteering section of our website and complete the relevant form.

请前往我们网站的志愿者专区,填写好相关的表格。

3 .We won't be providing any training for this

我们不会为此提供培训,

4 .but you'll be paired with an experienced volunteer if you've never done it before.

但是如果你以前没做过此类活动的话,我们将匹配你和一位经验丰富的志愿者搭档。

5 .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。

第一段

1 .The participants on the Digital Inclusion Day really benefited.

数码融入日的参与者感觉受益匪浅。

2 .The majority were in their seventies,

他们大多数人都70多岁了,

3 .though some were younger and a few were even in their nineties!

尽管有的人年轻一点,有的人甚至已经九十岁了!

4 .Quite a few owned both a computer and a mobile phone,

不少人同时拥有电脑和手机,

5 .but these tended to be outdated models.

但这些都是过时的型号。

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

他们一般都知道如何做简单的事情,比如发短信,

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

但不知道手机技术的最新发展。

8 .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——

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

他们并不能理解升级技能有什么用。

10 .But that soon changed.

但是很快就改变了。

第二段

1 .The feedback was very positive.

反馈非常积极。

2 .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,

真正令人鼓舞的是,所有参与者都表示,他们对使用社交媒体与孙辈保持联系更加有信心,

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

比起打电话或发电子邮件,孙辈们更喜欢这种交流方式。

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

许多人还说玩网络游戏可以帮助他们结交新朋友,保持大脑活跃。

5 .They weren't that impressed with being able to order their groceries online,

他们对于网购不是很感兴趣,

6 .as they liked going out to the shops,

因为他们更喜欢去商店买,

7 .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。

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

他们询问的一件事是使用平板电脑来阅读报纸——

9 .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,

10 .so that's something well make sure we include this time ...

所以我们要把这个包括在这次活动里。。。