Digital Champion

Digital Champions will support Kingston residents who don’t have computer/IT skills get online. Volunteers will give their time from home, and by supporting people to get comfortable with digital technology, they will greatly improve the quality of life of people, many of whom are currently shielding or self-isolating.

Informaton icon Digital Champions will support Kingston residents who don’t have computer/IT skills get online. Volunteers will give their time from home, and by supporting people to get comfortable with digital technology, they will greatly improve the quality of life of people, many of whom are currently shielding or self-isolating.

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What is Digital Champion?

Digital Champions will support Kingston residents who don’t have computer/IT skills get online. Volunteers will give their time from home, and by supporting people to get comfortable with digital technology, they will greatly improve the quality of life of people, many of whom are currently shielding or self-isolating.

Who is Digital Champion for?

Through a phone call, skype chat or email you will give people some valuable support and instill some confidence. This is a new virtual role that you will have the chance to shape. No expert computer knowledge is required just the ability to empathise and explain to someone how to do basic tasks on their device.

Role Of Volunteer

  • Volunteer from home at the hours that suit you.
  • Speak to people over the phone, in a video call or by email.
  • Help residents of all ages and abilities to access the internet or use a digital device.
  • Participate in basic online learning delivery such as how to shop online, how to be safe online, how to use a touch screen or play a game.
  • Must be able to attend a catch up meeting, participate in training and show willingness to help others.
  • Must be able to use their own phone and device to help others as they will be volunteering from home.
  • Regular virtual meetups with other volunteers.

What kind of volunteers are we looking for?

We are looking for volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests who can make a real difference to the lives of local people who are cut off from the outside world or who are timid about online access. We want you to show people how to access the internet from shopping to zooming to watching videos on Youtube to filling a simple form online. We are looking for people to start right away. Training will be given depending on experience.

Why should you consider volunteering?

Not only does voluntary work looks great on your CV, getting involved as Digital Chapion is the perfect way to swap skills, make friends, and indulge your love for all things computing.

Additional Opportunities

On the sign-up form you will also have a chance to express your interest to take part in two additional digital opportunities:

Code Club Work from home with a weekly commitment of a few hours. This is a rewarding chance to engage with your community and gain new skills in delivering and communicating STEM topics in a fun way. Our code club will be held on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.

You would be assisting in virtual meetings once a week engaging with children aged from 9-13 years of age wanting to learn basic coding. No coding experience is necessary as we will be working through a very simple easy to learn Scratch curriculum via the Code Club website

Minecraft Moderator We hope to set up a minecraft realm for 8-12 years old which will be moderated by volunteer staff. We are looking for gamers who can keep an eye on the fun and help create good times for kids who can't easily mix in the physical world right now.

Training

The programme and the training is run by Nathaniel Neuwirth, Development Officer for Digital and Innovation Departments at Kingston Library.


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