Digital Buddies

Maldon and District CVS are looking for volunteer Digital Buddies in Maldon, Maylandsea and Burnham. 

Digital Buddies will help people to get online and increase confidence in their digital skills through one-to-one support to adults. Each individual will be supported to identify what that want to learn, from help with basic digital skills to staying safe online, connecting with people and services, helping to searching the internet, downloading apps, video calling or just basics on navigating around a smart phone or tablet.

This will be weekly support groups for anyone in the area who needs some digital support.

This is an exciting and rewarding role that helps people to experience the many benefits of the internet and digital technology and feel more confident online.

Digital buddies will be given training on being a Digital Tutor and have access to a range of online resources to help people with their learning.

The Maldon digital Connect project is supporting the countywide Tec mates pilot being run by WeCan in West Essex. For more details of this pilot please visit westessexcan.org/tec-mates/


Skills

No qualifications are needed but Digital Buddies should have a good level of computer skills and knowledge, patience, an enthusiasm for helping others and a positive attitude.


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    For volunteers who will be part of the formal drop ins
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    This would require further discussion and supervision.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/09/2021

End Date: 08/09/2022

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Availability Details

Sessions are held at the below times: Maldon: Fullbridge Church, Market Hill - Every Wednesday 10am - 12noon Maylandsea: St. Barnabas Church - Every other Friday 10am - 12noon Contact for details for Burnham. There may also be opportunities for being a remote Digtial Buddy


Location

This opportunity is available in: Maldon


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