Digital Champions help us to reach the digitally excluded in their communities by advocating the benefits of digital, and signposting people to free training and support available across the city. Some Digital Champions might support people to access training too.
Whatever being a Digital Champion means to you, we need your help to build capacity for sustainable digital inclusion.
Online training webinars:
During the pandemic we have been working with mhabitat and CoSpace North to deliver a series of Digital Champions training webinars tailored to address ways to support particular client groups with shared barriers: older people, mental health, people with learning disabilities, speakers of other languages, people with sensory impairments. You can watch back the session recordings and presentation slides.
What you need to know:
We need inspirational people, not experts.
Digital Champions inspire others, improve people’s confidence and help raise awareness of the online world. It’s not about being a computer expert, it’s about being supportive, encouraging and patient.
If you’re active in your local community – through your paid work, as a volunteer, or as a resident – and you understand the importance of everyone having the opportunity to be online, you’d make a perfect Digital Champion.
Training and support for you.
We can help you develop the confidence and knowledge to be able to support your local community to go online.
If you’re interested in becoming a Digital Champion you can complete the free Digital Champion training available online through Learn My Way, or our Digital Inclusion Coordinators can provide face-to-face training.
Our Digital Inclusion Coordinators can offer group workshops for organisations keen for their staff and volunteers to become Digital Champions and help their service users make the most of life online.
Get your pin badge and certificate.
Join the movement:
There’s no need to apply to be a Digital Champion for a local organisation, simply complete the free Digital Champion training available online through Learn My Way, or contact us to request a face-to-face workshop.
You could choose to be a Digital Volunteer with the Library Service and share your digital skills with people by running support sessions in libraries or visiting people in their homes through the Library at Home Service. For further information and to download an application form, click here.