Digital Buddy

Are you looking for a fun and exciting volunteering opportunity?
2 hrs / week Flexible

We are looking for big hearted, open minded people who are good listeners and reliable team members.

Volunteers with good general knowledge of digital technology, good communication skills and appropriate soft skills, would thrive in this role. We match up our Digital Inclusion Volunteers with clients that require help and support accessing digital technology (Tablets and Smart Phones) you would visit the client we match you with on a weekly basis for around 8 weeks to support them in becoming confident using the technology and the internet.

Volunteers should be committed to offering at least three months to the role due to the amount of training that will be offered. Volunteers in this role must be aged 18 or over.

You would be required to attend a Volunteer Induction and a 2 hour Digital Induction training session.

Assisting and training clients to access the internet via a new device can be a very rewarding experience. Getting people connected to their families by email, face calls or social media, alleviating isolation and loneliness is satisfying. The immediate benefits to individuals are tangible and clear in their joy and feedback.


All out of pocket expenses can be claimed (travel, parking)


Men, Women, Older people, Vulnerable people, Health & Disability, Sports & activities

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People seeking work, People who are older, People working on their wellbeing

Minimum age


Skills gained

Teamwork, Talking to others, Listening, IT / Computers

Skills needed

Talking to others, IT / Computers, Teamwork, Listening


Criminal record check (DBS), References

Age UK Wakefield District

Our aim is to always make living for the over 50's in the Wakefield District a positive and, wherever possible, enjoyable experience.
01977 552114
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