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.

What is a surgery?

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.

What is a surgeon?

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.

How do I get involved?

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.

How do I set up my own surgery?

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:

  1. Register an account.
  2. Go to your profile and look for the register your surgery link. Fill out the online form with details of the surgery you want to register. When you submit the form, we will get an email about your surgery.
  3. Once we have approved the surgery to be added to the site, you can then add a venue, create events for specific dates and start inviting people.