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Call for volunteer digital champions

Getting online can have a huge impact on people’s lives – from reducing social isolation, to saving money, finding a job or doing new things. We are looking for volunteer digital champions in all parts of the borough to help people use the internet.

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What is a digital champion?

A digital champion is someone who supports family, friends, colleagues, customers or people in their community to enjoy all the benefits that basic online skills (external link) can bring. You don’t have to be an IT whizz to be a digital champion – you just need a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the many advantages of the internet and digital technology. It’s a great way of making a real difference to other people.

Can I be a digital champion?

Yes! They can be found in every walk of life from big business to small local charities to people involved in their local community via their church, school, village hall or doctor’s surgery. They could be a mother, father, daughter, son or grandparent. As a digital champion you’ll support West Lancs residents to learn the basics of computers and the internet in a relaxed, informal environment. You’ll offer advice, information and support to local adults who want to get online and learn how to use a computer for the first time, or improve their confidence with the basics. 

How to become a digital champion

We will provide training for you to become a digital champion. As well as giving something back to your community, being a digital champion is great for your own personal development, the benefits include

  • Improving your own knowledge and confidence in using computers and the internet.
  • Gaining valuable experience and organisational skills which can help build your CV.
  • Getting involved in new projects and organisations, opening up other opportunities for volunteering and employment
  • Meeting other digital champions and making new connections locally.

If you are interested or would like more information call 01695 733737 or fill in the West Lancs CVS email form (external link).