Virtual Reality (VR) is a fascinating way to travel the world and have amazing experiences using nothing more than the power of technology. With a headset and motion tracking, VR lets you look around a virtual space as if you're actually there. It's also been a promising technology for decades that's never truly caught on but that changing with the current wave of VR products.
Go Volunteer with the support of the Santander Foundation will be launching a variety of VR projects in 2018 which we hope will be a unique and interesting way to help people in the wider community. For this to work we need volunteers to be involved with the design and delivery of these projects!
We plan to;
- Deliver a series of workshops in Jesmond aimed at bringing people together and accumulating in a VR Exhibition with community as the central theme.
- Visit older peoples homes in the area and engage with the residents there using VR as a way to break down barriers.
- Design and deliver VR sessions to children at local schools. Potentially looking at how augmented reality can help with their learning
- Use VR as a way to prepare children for visits to places which could be intimidating, such as hospitals.
- Link up with artists working with communities in Newcastle and capture the experience of the collaborations using VR.(these will be included in their final exhibitions)
We are also really keen to hear your ideas (no matter how crazy they may seem) for how VR can be used to make a difference to peoples lives.
If you are interested in being involved in the project contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org