The Digital Champion project aims to give members of the community access to technology and train them in basic skills/software packages. Access to technology, skills deficit, and technophobia, have all been identified as barriers preventing digital inclusion in Hertfordshire and West Essex. This project hopes to overcome these barriers and is aimed at those who are shielding due to COVID-19. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8207 5115.
Becoming 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 can bring.
Are you IT savvy with skills to share? Can you help those who aren’t so confident to start using the net, their smartphones and tablets?
Want to help your local community with Computers and a Cuppa - a project that gives older people the opportunity to explore Information Technology through fun learning from each other?
Communities 1st are looking for people in Hertsmere to train as Digital Champions to support this initiative which provides a social and informal environment for older people to gain confidence in various IT equipment and learn together whilst socialising.
Professional skills would be welcomed but are not essential – we are looking for friendly, proactive volunteers who have an interest in supporting people and are able to help get this group off the ground, and support/get involved on the day of the sessions.
Messages from one of our Digital Champions
Fiona is one of our digital champions; she helps local people gain the skills and confidence to stay connected through technology.
“Digital access is now such a big part of our everyday existence … it is important to remember that everyone is at different levels of ability. It’s great to be a part of a team that genuinely wants to help improve people’s confidence, overall well-being and safety online” – Fiona (Digital Champion)