Inspire and motivate others to get online and gain digital skills
Do you believe everyone can be digitally savvy? Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to give back to those in need? You could be a great addition to our 250-strong Digital Champions team.
As a volunteer Digital Champion, you'll help people gain vital digital skills. You'll help others learn to use mobile phones, tablets and computers. These skills allow them to safely access online services. It is also a great way to connect with a broad range of people in your community.
Joining the team allows you to:
- make new friends
- develop your own communication skills
- make a difference
- gain invaluable work-related experience
You'll work with a wide range of people in a variety of settings. This might include community centres, sheltered housing schemes and job clubs.
Anyone can be a Digital Champion, no matter what your background, age or ability - all are welcome.
You will help enable others to gain skills in:
- online shopping and internet safety
- emails, texts and social media
- video calling
- streaming services, like BBC iPlayer and Netflix
- digital CVs and online job searches.
How to apply
If you would like to be a digital champion, please complete the form below. We will then contact you to talk about your digital skills and to discuss the scheme in more detail.
You will need to be over 18 and before you start, you will need to pass a basic DBS check.
“Being online can make such a difference to people in so many ways. It’s been great going from a learner myself to being able to share my knowledge with others”, says Hilary.Find out more about Hilary’s story
Hilary is a Clarion resident. She volunteers as a digital champion at one of our LiveSmart schemes for older people. In 2019, Hilary was Clarion Futures Digital Champion of the Year. The award recognises the outstanding efforts of our Digital Champions.
Hilary spends two days a week helping residents to get online and develop digital skills. She works with a range of residents, including:
- people with sight impairments
Her friendly manner gives learners the confidence to use their new digital skills. This enables them to see how digital skills can enhance their lives. The new skills help them to stay in touch with family members, as well use online services.
How to apply
To become a digital champion, you don’t need to be a technical whizz. You only need a passion for helping others.
You'll receive training on:
- internet safety
- the best way to work with your learners
After this, we’ll give you an induction and match you with possible placements.
We'll provide support whenever you need it. You'll also be part of our country-wide network of digital champions. Here you can find help, advice and support from other Digital Champions.
For more information on about becoming a Digital Champion, [complete our online form].