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As a Digital Buddy you can support older people to get online

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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.

What roles are available for me?

Click on the name to download the Task Description

Digital Buddies task description

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