Could you help people gain basic skills, by introducing them to a computer mouse or keyboard or helping them send an email, searching the web, making use of web sites, to more advance applications depending on the users needs and volunteers experience?
An IT buddy helps to provide 1:1 support to adults using IT for the first time or have few computer skills, so they will rely on your help, support and knowledge.
You need to be reasonably competent in IT, but you don't have to be an expert. However, you need to be willing be a buddy to support their needs.
People use the centre to improve their skills and beginners have 1:1 support at computer drop in sessions and also have lessons. Adults using the drop in and lessons have varying ability and levels of IT knowledge, but need the help and support of a more experienced IT user. Volunteers will help people build up their confidence using computers by passing on their own knowledge. This is a role that will give the volunteer the experience of coaching, supporting and teaching adults and the satisfaction of seeing them develop useful IT skills.
The support required can vary from using a mouse, sending an email, helping trace a family tree, keeping in touch with family and friends, applying for something on line or accessing social media sites or accessing computer programmes etc.
IT skills, knowledge of social media, knowledge of genealogy and doing research on the internet. An interest in teaching others.