Digital Volunteering

18 December 2019

Exciting volunteering opportunities are available throughout Essex for digital volunteering.

Read on to find out more about a new project in Maldon District and about digital volunteering opportunities in other areas.

Maldon & District Community Voluntary Service (CVS) has been awarded a Community Grant to fund a new project which will support individuals of working age in Maldon District to develop digital skills and use digital technology to increase wellbeing, self-care and independence.

The grant has been awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) under their Community Grants Scheme via European Social Fund funding (ESF); and is being administered by charity CXK.  CXK will be allocating grants of more than £600,000 in total over the course of the next year.  The grants are available to organisations that help those furthest from the job market improve their skills and/or get into work or training.

Using online tools and face-to-face training, Maldon & District CVS’s project will support people to develop their own bespoke learning plans which will be designed to increase digital confidence and to help people manage their wellbeing alongside increasing community involvement through the use of technology

Sarah Troop, Director at Maldon & District CVS, said:

“We understand people face many different barriers to being involved with their community.  The aim of this project is to enable individuals to access training and employment, build skills and confidence and learn to use digital platforms to manage their wellbeing, improve their connections within their community, and move forward with their career aspirations.”

To view this role CLICK HERE or read on…..

From Social Media roles, to website administration, to assisting others less experienced, there’s sure to be something for you if you know your way around a computer or tablet.

Some roles are office based, taking place on specific days and times while others are carried out from home in your own time and are completely flexible.

To view roles in your area click on the links below for examples of this type of role or carry out your own search from the Home Page choosing Computers, IT and Websites or contact your local Volunteer Centre for more information.

Here are a few ideas:

Volunteer Essex Social Media Volunteer

Social Media/IT Volunteer

IT Support Volunteer

IT Volunteers Chelmsford Time Bank

Social Media Volunteer

Marketing and Social Media

Research Volunteer

Computer Support at Various Libraries

Thurrock Library IT Facilitator

Social Media Enthusiast

IT Engineer