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Volunteer Digital Buddy

The Role:

Hanover Scotland is looking for Volunteer Digital Buddies to help people get the most out of technology. We will support older people to use technology, from setting up a new computer device, to helping to install digital smart TV, to internet shopping, smart phones and many more digital outcomes. The role will take place in our local development or face-to-face in the older person’s home. You don’t have to be a tech guru to help out. If you use a computer at home or work, and perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills we are looking for. This is a fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference for our older people to maintain or increase their independence and well-being.

Skills & Experience:

You don’t need to be an expert in technology or tutoring, but as long as you have the willingness to help, are patient and have confidence in your own digital skills, you’ll be a great Digital Buddy! Being fond of a chat is also helpful too, as this will help you build a rapport with your learner and find some common ground to start from. Other qualities we look for include:

  • Problem – solving approach
  • Patience and good people skills
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • A willingness to learn new skills and concepts
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