Digital Champion

Great Harwood Library are seeking a volunteer to become their digital champion

If you have the I.T skills required, this could be the right opportunity for you.

Why do they require a Digital Champion?

Digital exclusion is preventing many people from benefitting from the services digital technology offers. Without the guidance of a knowledgeable Digital Champion many people could struggle to navigate their way through day to day online services.

  • The Digital Champion will have a wide experience of online services.  
  • They will use their knowledge to provide I.T support to actively teach, encourage and empower the service user.
  • They will ensure a positive digital learning experience.
  • Digital sessions are delivered using either library community computers or the service users own equipment.

By running regular events, the library endeavours to help tackle the issues leading to social isolation. The need for volunteers to help assist the service, by helping under supervision to provide many of the activities and projects, is vital.

Please talk to a member of Great Harwood Library staff before applying

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Tasks:

  • Digital Champions will provide initial support to help customers gain confidence with computers.
  • Helping with sessions for people looking to get online for the first time
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate the using of iPads,  tablets, and laptops to others
  • Supporting the library to deliver group I.T. taster events and drop-in sessions for beginners
  • Log volunteering hours monthly on-line and submit expenses where applicable
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

  • You should have good ICT and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm about the huge difference the Internet can make to someone’s life
  • Be a good communicator
  • Have patience and understanding
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Be reliable and committed to providing a good service

Training:

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +

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Great Harwood Library Queen Street, Great Harwood, Blackburn, BB6 7AL

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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