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Library digital volunteer - various locations across Somerset

Somerset County Council

Name: Library digital volunteer - various locations across Somerset
Organisation: Somerset County Council
Location: c/o Central Volunteer Team, C/o Spark, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY
Type: Part Time
A minimum of two hours a week

Description

If you have good IT skills and would be confident in helping others improve their skills, you could support your local library as a digital volunteer. You will need the ability to explain technology in a clear and simple way. You will support small groups or individuals, sharing your skills and knowledge which will help build digital literacy in your local community.

You could support people to:
Learn computer basics such as using a keyboard and mouse
Access the internet and send / receive emails
Use social media
Support customers to use devices like iPads
Introduce people to an exciting world of digital possibilities
Navigate online resources for information
Stay safe online
You can choose where and how often you provide volunteer support, but you will need to provide a minimum of two hours per week. You will be provided with a full induction to the library and its resources. We will also provide access to online ‘how to be a digital champion’ courses and resources to support your role.

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Organisation Description

Volunteers are a crucial part of our work in communities.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • IT

Types of Activity

  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • General and Helping
  • IT

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Undertake an induction and training
Good IT and digital skills
Ability to explain technology in a clear and simple way to others
A sense of humor and ability to stay calm when IT doesn't work as expected
Approachable and patient
Somerset County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share this commitment.


Benefits

Our volunteers say:
Allows me to give back and feel connected
I enjoy helping people with their skills
Volunteering at the library is challenging and rewarding

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: You could support people to: Learn computer basics such as using a keyboard and mouse Access the internet and send / receive emails Use social media Support customers to use devices like iPads Introduce people to an exciting world of digital possibilities
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: We will also provide access to online ‘how to be a digital champion’ courses and resources to support your role.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References