Digital Buddies

Maldon and District CVS in partnership with the Moat Foundation are looking for volunteer Digital Buddies

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 and much more. This may include how to use a computer, tablet, smart phone or similar digital device.

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.

Digital Buddies will be able to train to support friends, families and neighbours in an informal way or can become part of a formal IT Drop in. These are currently hosted at the Moat hub in MaldonĀ  with more sessions planned across the district.


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

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Availability Details

Digital Buddies can be flexible - once you are trained you can use your skills to help friends, family and the wider community at a time that is convenient to you. if you choose to be part of an IT hub session are held at the below times MOAT hub, Maldon - Every other Thursday and Friday 10 am-12 noon


Location

This opportunity is available in: Maldon


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