Digital Champion - The Digital Wellbeing Project

The charity PCrefurb are looking for volunteers to assist in the delivery of a major new digital literacy project supporting community members to get online and grow their digital skills. This project is being delivered by PCrefurb in partnership with the NHS. The aim of the Digital Wellbeing Project is to train up a network of Digital Champions who will help people to develop their digital skills and confidence in using devices to access online services. Clients will be taught how to use services in order to help with day-to-day activities and improve their health and wellbeing.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

A lack of digital skills and access can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life causing: • poorer health outcomes and a lower life expectancy • increased loneliness and social isolation • less access to jobs and education It can mean: • paying more for essentials • an increased risk of falling into poverty • lack of a voice and visibility in the modern world

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Who we need
• Volunteers who are reliable, patient and have the ability to support people to become more confident in using IT and accessing online services • Volunteers with good IT skills and the readiness to learn – you aren’t expected to be an expert!
• Volunteers who can give time each week in order to provide a progressive training program for learners
• Volunteers who will work with people from a diverse range of circumstances and backgrounds
• Volunteers must be over 18 years of age
• A reference will be required

Areas of Interest: Community, Health and wellbeing, Media, Older people, Social care, Social Welfare
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, IT, Lending a helping hand
Skills gained in this role: Electronics, IT, Listening, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: PCrefurb