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Volunteer Computer Buddy

 

Volunteer Role Description

 

Role Title

Volunteer Computer Buddy

Where

In Tameside Libraries

When

All Year round

Commitment

Weekdays

Duration

Ongoing

Why We Want You

Every year more and more people are becoming interested in learning how to use a computer. They may want to know how to get started or wish to do a specific, computer related task. For many individuals returning to learn is a daunting undertaking. Computer buddies can help bridge the gap between getting started and becoming a confident user. Our buddies are responsible for providing 1-2-1 computer guidance in libraries and without their help we could not maintain this level of service. Our volunteers are from a wide range of backgrounds and have differing levels of IT knowledge but each shares a common goal - to make computer use accessible to all, and to improve the lives of local people by enabling digital inclusion.

Requirements

Enthusiasm and an interest in helping individuals gain the computer skills they need. The skills and personal qualities required are:

  • Friendliness and approachability
  • Patience
  • Confidence to work alone and conduct & guide a learning session
  • Maturity to work with people from a wide educational background
  • Ability to encourage and motivate
  • Ability to explain things simply and demystify topics
  • Reliability and commitment to appointments

What’s In It For You

  • The satisfaction of helping others to grow in confidence and develop their potential. For example to: apply for work and gain employment, improve contact with friends and family, increase social activity and increase independence
  • A chance to develop your understanding of how people learn and develop guidance skills
  • The opportunity to improve interpersonal skills
  • Travel expenses within Tameside will be reimbursed

Notes

You need to be a confident user of the internet & email and /or Microsoft Office e.g. MS Word, Excel.

For More Information

 

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Computer Buddies
Tameside MBC
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
Tameside
SK16 4LA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 2871

 

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