Could you support the Bourne Digital project by becoming a Digital Champion?
As part of the Bourne Digital project we are recruiting Digital Champion volunteers in the Bournemouth area.
Our Digital Champions will be recruited through our partner – Dorset Council Routes to Inclusion project. Please read through the information below on the role and responsibilities of a Bourne Digital - Digital Champion.
As a volunteer Digital Champion, you will support a group of learners who are unemployed or underemployed to improve their digital skills. This can include increasing their employability skills, searching for information online e.g. finding a local pharmacy or learning a new skill through YouTube tutorials.
Half of UK employees (53%) do not have the essential digital skills needed for work and one-third of the workforce lacks cybersecurity skills.
Your involvement would be part of their overall journey, involving mentors and other digital and non-digital training such as work placements, completing a digital CV and online job applications, developing personal development and well-being development.
You don't need to be a computer whiz but what is important is to have lots of patience, empathy and energy for passing on your enthusiasm for digital skills to people who are currently excluded and are missing out on the benefits that being online can bring. Ideally you can offer up to four hours a week.
Around 21% of people are not confident using the internet - that's around 150,000 people across Dorset. And 70,000 of these have never been online.
You will join a team of 75 Digital Champions already working with the Routes to Inclusion team at Dorset Council to help change these statistics and support people in the local community to use the internet and gain basic online skills.
For further information:
To apply for the Digital Champion role please click here: APPLY
For an informal chat please ring Penny Syddall on 01305 225065 or Lyndsey Trinder on 01305 225174.