Digital Champions offer advice, information and support to adults who want to get online and learn how to use a computer for the first time or improve their confidence with the basics.
You don’t have to be an IT whizz to be a Digital Champion – you just need some basic digital skills yourself, a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the many benefits of the internet and digital technology. As a Digital Champion you will support others to learn the basics about computers and the internet in a relaxed, informal environment.
Aside from simply giving something back by supporting an individual or community, there are lots of other potential benefits for you, such as:
Helping others online or with their digital skills takes many forms – but it could include:
Digital Champions come in all forms – from giving an hour to help a family member with a tech issue, to more official roles in organisations delivering training. You can access free training platforms below:
No matter which group you fall into we’ve got the resources to help.
Age UK – Online Essentials
Alison – Online Courses
Barclays Life Skills
BBC – Tiny Happy People
British Library – Online Resources
Centre for Ageing Better
Citzens Advice – Scam Check
Friends Against Scams
Google Digital Garage
Have I been pwned
Hub of Hope
iDEA (inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards)
O2 – National Databank
Refuge Tech Safety
UK Safer Internet Centre
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