Digital Champion – Freckleton Library

Freckleton library is seeking a volunteer with I.T knowledge and the ability to share that information with others, to become their 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 may 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 in the library, they endeavour to help tackle the issues leading to social isolation. The need for volunteers to help by assisting to provide many of the libraries activities and projects, is vital.

Sessions will be on Friday afternoons 2-4pm.

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• Digital Champions will provide initial support to help customers gain confidence with computers.
• Helping with ‘Learn My Way’ sessions for people looking to get online for the first time.
• Be able to clearly demonstrate the using of iPads, tablets, mobiles, and laptops to others.
• Supporting the library to deliver group I.T. taster events and drop-in sessions for beginners
• Log your volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses (where applicable) on-line.
• Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

• You should have good ICT, communication & listening 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

Please talk to a member of Lytham library staff before applying


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

Required Age:

18 years +



Preston Old Road, Freckleton, PR4 1PB

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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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