What is a digital champion?

A ‘digital champion’ is someone who supports family, friends, colleagues, customers or people in their community to enjoy all the benefits that Basic Online Skills can bring. They can be found:

  • In local libraries
  • In public organisations such as the local council
  • Working with social housing landlords
  • Working for local charities
  • In local businesses
  • Involved in their local community via their church, school, village hall or doctor’s surgery.

Anyone can be a Digital Champion.  There’s already a network of more than 15,000 digital champions across the UK. 

What skills do you need to be a digital champion?

Go On Worcestershire is looking for volunteers to take on the role of digital champions.  You can volunteer with any partner in different places across Worcestershire.  All you need is a  few hours of spare time and a commitment to helping people get online including the following -

  • Be enthusiastic about the benefits of being online and able to share this with others.
  • Have a friendly approach and  the confidence to encourage people to have a go at building online skills.
  • Be able to provide one to one help on using computers including basic internet searching to access information about services or shop online
  • how to fill in online forms
  • help to set up online accounts including email
  • how to print
  • other applications such as how to create and save a document
  • Be willing to attend training.

Sign up as a Go On Worcestershire digital champion and your partner organisation's Digital Connector will provide you with training, support to carry out your role and volunteer expenses.

To find out more go to digitalskills.com and join the Worcestershire local group or email goOn@worcestershire.gov.uk