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Digital Champion Volunteer

Digital Champions are people of all ages and from all backgrounds and communities. They help other understand the benefits of using the internet and can show them to do simple things online that can make a huge difference to people’s lives. You don’t need to be an IT whizz, just have some spare time, an enjoyment of being online yourself and a passion to help others.

There are millions of people who don’t know how to use the internet. They’re missing out on a whole world of fun, information and savings. A Digital Champion inspires others to use computers and the internet. Whether that’s helping a neighbour to send an email, handing out leaflets for computer classes or helping a friend to set up their new computer or laptop, you can become a Digital Champion Volunteer and inspire others to make the most of life online.




Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360

  • Meeting residents within the community on a weekly basis to help them with everyday basic digital skills.
  • Helping to build residents confidence and self- esteem with using popular digital technology.
  • Helping tutors with delivery of digital skills classes.
  • To keep a good record of your work, including reporting verbally to their supervisor and completing relevant forms.
  • Outreaching to local providers.
  • Helping to set up / clear up the facilities.
  • Be passionate, friendly, approachable, mindful, non- judgmental
  • Confident and have a Community spirit
  • Ability to use computers and IT equipment- to teach residents
  • Have worked/understand the needs of a diverse communities.
  • Confident to pass on digital skills in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • Be an excellent listener, empathetic, caring, patient, reliable and respectful of confidential information/ data.
  • Available to contact during day times Monday- Friday.
  • Have a positive attitude and can remain calm in challenging situations.
  • Ability to keep notes and report back to their Supervisor
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

All volunteers are required to complete an application form, attend an informal interview and give two referee’s details.




What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within childcare
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

Volunteer For This Role

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Please provide contact details of two referees who are both willing to provide a character reference. This will involve answering questions on a range of topics from your strengths to areas for development and your time management. Unfortunately we cannot accept references from family or friends. If possible, at least one referee should know you from work, education or volunteering. There are lots of people suitable to provide references, if you are struggling to think of anyone suitable please get in touch and we can discuss your options.
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