Community house digital inclusion volunteer

Worthing Homes Community Trust

Register your Interest

At Worthing Homes Community House, residents are welcome to use computers in the IT suite. Digital inclusion is about ensuring that people have the skills and access to benefit from digital technologies to make their lives easier. Using digital technology can help people save time and money, as well as open up opportunities for work and personal interests. The role of the digital inclusion volunteer would be to:

  • Understand a residents’ goals and assess which digital skills they would like to focus on the most
  • Provide tailored one to one support either in person or by telephone (due to COVID-19) to improve their digital skills
  • Where a group need is identified volunteers might introduce new skills through group presentation.

Skills

  • Patience: Have you ever helped a parent or grandparent to learn to use a tablet or a laptop? If you have the patience and creativity to do this you will be ideal for this role!
  • Good verbal communicator: You will be providing tailored one to one support to people with very basic IT skills over the telephone or in person. You will need to be a good communicator, able to explain practical digital tasks clearly, taking a step-by-step approach.
  • Reasonable ICT skills: You do not need to be an IT expert, but if you make regular use of email, web-browsing, videoconferencing, windows explorer file systems, and cloud storage systems like G:drive and Dropbox you will have the necessary experience for sharing with others.

We will provide training, so no previous experience is required.

Benefits

  • This practical role has a huge impact in our local community- You will contribute to the personal development of local people and widen the range of opportunities open to them.
  • Active and sociable role, building relationships with fellow volunteers, local residents and our partners
  • Strengthen a variety of skills such as verbal communication, problem solving and resilience
  • Have access to a wide variety of useful training
  • Be part of a team of likeminded people and attend monthly volunteer events to socialise with fellow volunteers
  • Reasonable travel expenses
  • Working reference available after 3 months in the role.

Practical Considerations


When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Resource Centre Davison House
North St
Worthing
BN11 1ER

Community House
25 Dominion road
Worthing
BN14 8J2

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training