As a Digital Buddy you can support older people to get online
Please note that the recruitment process to be a befriender may take between 6-8 weeks; this is dependent on DBS/references checks and training.
What do Digital Buddies do?
We have combined our befriending project with our Digital Inclusion work to create a new volunteer-led programme of remote support which aims to give older people the skills and knowledge they need to get online.
- To develop a friendship over the telephone with an older
- To use a basis of shared interests to support the older person
to get online with the support of printed materials provided
by Age UK East London.
- To support the older person to work towards their chosen
digital inclusion goals e.g., using Zoom, search engines etc.
- To provide feedback to aid programme development.
What is expected from me?
Minimum 3 months commitment from start of match with your buddy. 1-hour per week to include Digital Buddy session with client plus
submitting a short online report on how the session went. Volunteers will also need to attend a short training session and provide references.