Volunteer opportunity description

Do you  know your way around a tablet or a computer?  Are you computer-literate?  Are you technology-savvy?  Or are you just someone who knows how to use a computer and would be happy to learn more and help others learn more too?

Can you help with the Mi Wifi Tablet Lending project?

For this project, we  are offering residents the opportunity to borrow 4G-enabled tablets - but we need help from VOLUNTEERS to help with providing IT support.

We need knowledgeable and patient volunteers who will be able to help these people learn how to improve their digital skills and allow them to participate more fully in their communities.

"The Library is great, but its not at home and it's not in your hand"- A Mi Wifi Participant

Libraries are places that people from communities can learn, meet and be inspired. In this new digital world we are finding that digital literacy is causing a huge rift and those with poor or low levels of literacy are losing access to more and more services and information. They are also less able to enjoy and develop their interests as sensory loss, reduced mobility or lack of resources hinders them.

 

 

Requirements

Could you:

  • Come to one of three libraries (Lewisham, Deptford and Downham) any day of the week (open 7 days a week) to help members of the community with questions.
    • On a once-off basis only?
    • On a regular basis?
    • For only a few hours a week?
    • For a whole day a week?

 

  • Could you mentor a person on the project who is learning the skills they need to work on the computer or tablets?

 

  • Can you come and give a workshop at the library to a group at any of the libraries?
    • On a once-off basis only?
    • On a regular basis?
    • For only a few hours a week?
    • For a whole day a week?

 

Volunteer qualities we look for:

  • Friendly and willing to help people.
  • Computer literate or willing to learn (we can give some training).
  • Ideally live locally but this is not a requirement.

 

Tea and coffee will be available.

If you would like to know more about this please do get in touch.  We are flexible about how you give the support, so lets have the discussion.

Register your interest via the APPLY link above and we will be in touch straight away.

 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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About the organisation

Mi Wifi Tablet Lending Project

Contact:
Claire Nicholas-Walker
E librarian
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