Digital Buddy

Are you comfortable using technology? Digital Buddy volunteers will be helping to teach others to use technology.


Together with the Digital Buddy coordinator you will support a drop-in centre for older people and people with a disability to learn how to use technology.  This could be how to use their smartphone, how to make a doctor appointment online or how to shop online.  We don't expect you to be masters of everything!!


What do we ask the Digital Buddies to do?


We will ask you to:

o        Complete a DBS form

o        Complete a ‘Digital Buddies’ course

o        Complete a ‘Safeguarding Awareness’ course

o        Complete a ‘Lone Working’ course

o        Complete a GDPR (data protection) course

•        Once this is set up, we will ask you - together with other Digital Buddies and a coordinator - to support a drop-in centre, where we expect to have people of varying skills coming in for help. We expect to have drop-in centres in various locations, so will discuss with you where you are able to support us.


Confident using technology (this can include a PC, Ipad/tablet or Smartphone, Microsoft Office)

Confident talking to people



  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

locations and times are to be confirmed.


This opportunity is available in: Epping, Harlow

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