Digital Buddies

Share your digital skills with other Essex residents

If you can navigate your way around the internet or a smartphone, use online banking, are a whizz with social networking sites or use technology around the home to make your life easier, then you could help improve someone’s life by sharing your skills with them.

Some of the skills you could share include:

  • Social media
  • Using smartphones, tablets or computers
  • Navigating the internet
  • Using WhatsApp, Skype etc
  • Using email
  • Online banking
  • Online shopping
  • Smart speakers
  • Playing online games
  • TV (e.g. Netflix etc)
  • In-home or care technology

Helping others often provides a sense of personal achievement, which can build self-confidence and there are many more benefits to becoming a Digital Buddy:

Meet new people and have fun

Our Digital Learners are either living with a disability or aged 55 or over and from a wide range of backgrounds. Becoming a Digital Buddy will give you opportunities to meet new people, and have some fun at the same time!

Gain new experiences and build self-confidence

Becoming a Digital Buddy is a unique opportunity to help improve the digital skills of older people and those living with a disability across Essex. It’s a challenging, rewarding and fulfilling experience that many participants don’t get elsewhere. You will also get the opportunity to improve your own skills which may enhance your career opportunities, particularly in the fields of teaching, health and social care.

Become a Digital Buddy

Anyone over the age of 16 living in Essex can become a Digital Buddy, you just need to be available to volunteer a small amount of time each month to meet up with keen learners.

Become a digital buddy

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