We are looking for volunteers to help us to support people to be better connected to their community through digital and online learning. 

Evidence shows that around 11 million people lack essential digital skills and that people who are not connected to the internet are 35% more lonely. however 73% of people who are not digitally active think that digital is not for them.

We want to work with people who are not digitally literate and help them to understand how there may be online solutions to everyday frustrations. By listening to them to understand their day to day life and what barriers they face our Welcomer volunteers will help them to shape both an online and offline learning plan to help them to live independently and stay connected. 

Welcomers will come along to our community drop in and volunteer alongside digital buddies. Welcomers can undertake training around being a digital champion if desired but will also receive Make Every Contact Count and  Mental Health Awareness training to enable them to have relaxed conversations with new participants. 


No specific skills required but a willingness to listen to people .


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
    Welcomers will not need to be checked however if you were also interested in being a digital buddy this role would be checked
  • 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?

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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

This project is in development and speciffic times are not set however it would be expected that the commitment would be a minimum of once a month at a community location.


This opportunity is available in: Maldon

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