Computer Training Volunteer - Various Libraries in Essex

this opportunity is available in the following libraries:

Brightlingsea, Clacton, Colchester, Wickford and Witham

What is the role about?

This role involves supporting small groups of learners with basic computer and internet skills. Many will be taking their first steps using a computer. You'll be responsible for building the learners' skills to give them the confidence to operate a computer, use the internet effectively and safely, and manage an email account.

What will it involve?

Using the courses and tools provided by the UK Online Centres at you will:

• guide learners through the sign-up process for the course

• assist learners to choose the course modules that fit their existing skill level and individual goals.

• help learners set up their email accounts, where required.

• help learners progress through the selected modules.

• ensure that all required documentation is completed.

• make sure that learners are aware of further self-study modules and other

learning opportunities as appropriate.

What will you get from volunteering?

• the pleasure of using your IT skills to help others

• experience and skills to enhance your CV


• information technology skills, particularly using the internet

• good communication and people skills

• awareness of keeping safe online


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses
  • 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?

Start Date: 31/08/2016

End Date: 20/12/2019

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

Availability Details

How much time would you be asked to contribute? A regular morning or afternoon, frequency to be discussed, but at least monthly. The total number of volunteer hours needed are: Brighlingsea - 1hr Clacton - 8hrs Colchester - 6 hrs Wickford - 6hrs Witham - 8hrs


This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Braintree, Colchester, Tendring

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