Older Persons Digital Support Volunteer

Here and Now Chester Published: August 7, 2019
Location
Chester
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
Chester VA
Benefits
CV
Skill
Social
Activities
Befriending & Buddying
Suitable for under 18s
Yes

Description

Digital Buddies@ Here and Now offer free digital technology support to elderly residents throughout the Chester area. To assist elderly people at risk of social isolation with basic IT skills such as Facebook, Skype , Email and general Internet use.

Work individually with elderly service users, using digital devices such as Tablets, Phones and computers. Provide advice, support and coaching in ICT skills, listen sympathetically and help elderly members work out solutions to their IT problems. Helping people to gain confidence in using the internet, email, phone and skype.

Skills:

A liking for and an empathy with older people, a friendly and cheerful manner. Confidence in using and supporting others to use a variety of Digital Devices, however please note we only provide basic IT support so a general knowledge of using the World Wide Web, social media and other basic digital skills are suitable.
An understanding the need for confidentiality, sense of humour, reliable.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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