CLASP Digital supports people to make the most of our exciting new digital world: anyone from older people who want to connect with family around the world, to job-seekers wanting to know how to upload a CV, to folk who’ve yet to take the cyber-plunge, and many others besides.
We do this by helping people understand how to use digital technology - from smartphones and tablets, to laptops and desktop computers – and to help them get online and achieve their aims by showing them how to navigate the internet safely with the purpose of enhancing their lives. To do this we wish to recruit volunteer Digital Buddies who are able to share their knowledge and experience with others on a non-formal, learner-centred, one-to-one basis. By teaching the Basic Digital Skills you will help people build their confidence to use tablets, phones and computers for their own benefit.
Sessions will normally last no more than an hour. Topics will cover email, social media, online shopping, web-searching, problem-solving, helping people keep in touch with friends and family and helping them connect better with service providers.
Although you must be competent in the use of smartphones, tablets or computers - it is more important that you have lots of patience and good people skills. CLASP Digital-certificated induction training will be provided.
This is an opportunity through which you can make a big difference to people’s lives. The satisfaction you will feel when you see your learner making obvious progress will show just how worthwhile your efforts were!