TEC Library Digital Champion

  • VO88365


The Tech Peer Mentor Project based in VAO has the aim of increasing the use of Technology Enabled Care (TEC) in Orkney. The project is seeking to achieve this through providing information and advice about different types of technology that can be used to support health and care. It is also supporting people with health or care needs to develop their digital skills.

As part of this approach the project has set up a ‘TEC Library’ which is used to demonstrate consumer technology such as smart speakers and linked devices. The TEC Library will also be starting to offer some of these devices out for short loan. The volunteer would be in Kirkwall Library one morning per week with the TEC Library devices speaking to members of the public. There may also be potential to expand the role to offering digital champion support to members of the public as well.

Organisation aims and objectives

VAO exists to promote, support, inspire and develop the third sector in Orkney. VAO provides proactive, quality, responsive services to local organisations. VAO represents and empowers the third sector to work in partnership as key contributors to the social economy.

Frequency and commitment details

4 hours a week


This role involves discussing the health and care needs of individuals or family members and providing information and advice. The individual therefore needs to be trustworthy and able to maintain confidentiality.
Experience required: - Ability to engage with customers - Empathetic - Confident with technology
Travel details: Kirkwall based opportunity
Minimum age: 16


Expenses details: No expenses provided.
Training details: The volunteer would be supported to learn about the different devices that are on offer and how these can be used to support health and care. They will be provided with full instruction on how the TEC Library runs including setting up the TEC Library. The volunteer will not be expected to man the TEC Library table on their own until the volunteer and Tech Peer Mentor agree that this is appropriate and the volunteer feels confident to do this. The volunteer will also undertake Digital Champion training to learn about supporting people with getting started with digital devices. SVQ qualifications are now available for Digital Champions and there may be an opportunity for the volunteer to undertake these if that was of interest to them.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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