Could You Help Get Someone Online?

Digital Volunteers Required NOW

Incredibly, nearly one in five adults in Wales aren’t online. In some places, that figure is as high as one in three. People are being held back in life because no one has shown them how to use the Internet.

I signed up to the Digital Communities Wales Volunteering programme because I wanted to make a real difference to the most vulnerable of people in my local community.

Internet shopping, using social media or applying for a new job online comes as second nature to me, but I know for many it can be a daunting and somewhat frightening experience.

Carole Coxon, Digital Volunteer from Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy

That’s why we need helpful people like you. If using email and the internet comes easily to you, you could start an exciting new role as a Digital Volunteer, working with people who don’t have your skills.

You don’t need to be an IT whiz. Just a grasp of the basics and a little training and support from Digital Communities Wales and its partner the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) is enough.

With your help, we can change people’s lives.

What You’ll Gain

As a Digital Volunteer, you’ll be changing people’s lives – helping them communicate with friends and family, shop, send email, apply for jobs and get help with benefits. But you’ll gain, too. You’ll:

  • Put back into the community
  • Get useful transferable skills that can be applied in lots of other ways
  • Get free training in offering support

We’ll make it easy for you by matching you with a library, housing association or community centre where your help is needed.

  • Give as much or as little time as you want
  • Volunteer where and when it suits you.

To take the first step towards changing the lives of people in your community, fill in the form below and we will be in touch.

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