“Digital Champion” Volunteers 

 

 

Overview:

 

We are looking for social individuals within their community to work alongside and represent BSEVC as a Digital Champion. We want to ensure that everyone can take advantage of being online if they want to and enjoy the huge benefits the internet offers such as saving money, being in touch with family and friends, activities/games, managing their health/wellbeing and undertaking tasks such as food shopping, banking, and travel.

 

As a Digital Champion you will support individuals/groups over 55+ to build their confidence and knowledge with using Digital Technology, these skills will help them adapt to the changing world and can assist in removing barriers such as loneliness.

 

Being a Digital Champion is also an exciting opportunity for you personally to improve your own digital skills and experience.

 

 

Description of Role:

 

  • Become a Digital Champion by completing 3 x Essential training course’s online which is supported by a training company Digital Unite.

  • You will have access to the Digital Unite training site to continue to develop your skills and download material to support you in sessions.

  • Attend monthly Digital Champion Chats online to meet fellow colleagues, share information and ideas (45 mins).

  • Support “Tea & Tech” sessions Face to Face once a month (2 Hours, held in local library).

  •  Digital Support over the phone (if appropriate)

  • Digital Support over video call (if appropriate)

  • Provide written Feedback after a “Tea & Tech”, phone or video call

  • BSEVC Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator will be in regular contact with you, and they will be there to support you in your role, this maybe training, resource material or welfare catch up.

 

 

What sort of person are you?

< >This role would suit you if you were passionate about your community, friendly, and confident talking to people, either one to one or in a group.  A good listener and have a few hours to spare ideally on a regular basis.If you are trustworthy, respectful, and keen to help isolated and less able people, we would love to hear from you.All volunteers will be DBS checked and the organisation Safeguarding Policy and Induction will be given. A role specific induction will also take place between yourself and the Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator. All our volunteers are offered First Aid and Dementia Friends Awareness Training.