Digital Skills Project Volunteer as a Digital Champion Become a Digital Champion and help your local community get connected We want to ensure that carers in Merton have the skills they need to use digital technology. And that’s where you come in as one of our volunteer Digital Champions. By supporting carers to build their digital confidence and knowledge you can help to change their lives. You don’t need to be an IT guru! Just enjoy being online and willing to help others. Do you enjoy using digital technology for example, email and the internet? Do you have a minimum of 2 hours free each week? Are you are a good communicator and enjoy teaching people new skills? Are you able to work with people on a one-to-one basis or perhaps in a small group? Then why not become a Digital Champion for Carers Support Merton. These days having the skills to use digital technology is a must-have. It can save people time and money, make people feel more connected and better informed. Despite this, millions of people have never been online. A Digital Champion is someone who helps others to understand the benefits of being online and can spend some time showing them how. Digital Champions do a range of simple things like: Teaching someone to use Google or another web browser Showing a beginner how to set up an email account Helping someone connect with their friends and family online Helping someone to use the internet to manage their finances Explaining computer terms and internet jargon In return you’ll get: The opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge about digital technology Free online training so you know better how to work with others and what sort of things you could teach them The chance to part of a community of Champions who can help each other and share ideas Rewards and awards! You’ll receive a Certificate and an online Open Badge for each Digital Champion course you complete – you can put it on your CV and show others what you’ve done. Immense satisfaction that you’ve made a difference to someone else Become a Digital Champion today! Find out more by emailing [email protected] or calling 0208 646 7515. View the volunteer role description HERE Complete a volunteer application form HERE Read more: Why all the fuss about digital exclusion?