Digital Buddy

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Throughout the pandemic we have seen residents who do not have access to a digital device or the skills to use one left feeling lonely and isolated. Together, we want to help people access resources that support their mental and physical wellbeing such as video calling, exercise videos and much more!

Are you a tech savvy person who wants to help your community?
Do you want to improve your digital and teaching skills?
Do you want to help isolated and lonely residents become independent?
Can you spare a few hours a week to help those in need?

If you answered yes to any of the above, we want to hear from you.

You will be provided with training and support throughout your Digital Buddy journey, you will be part of a team of 10 volunteers who will learn new skills and help those most in need.

What skills do I need?

- Volunteers to have a basic understanding of digital devices
- Be willing to join a shared platform for you to connect with other volunteers
- A get up and go attitude
- Patience when teaching
- Able to liaise with your service user about booking in your next lesson
- Ideally be a resident of Basildon, Billericay or Wickford
- Have your own transport means, or able to confidently use public transport to meet different service users

Details

  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    full training and Personal Protective Equip provided (PPE)
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/02/2021

End Date: 30/04/2021

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Availability Details

The first two weeks will be comprised of training, from then on you will need to donate at least 5 hours per week to the programme, however this may differ depending on the student’s request in the subsequent weeks of the programme as this is fully flexible and will be arranged between you and the service user.

Posted for
Basildon Borough Council Communities Team

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Interests

  • Older People

Activities

  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Supporting People and Befriending
  • Teaching and Training

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