Rotherham: Could you be a RotherFed digital champion?
Rotherham Federation of Tenants and Residents (RotherFed) are looking to recruit 10 volunteer digital champions to engage residents to go online using 3G tablets. The digital champions will be local people who are already using the Internet and who will gain through training the necessary knowledge to help others understand the benefits of being online.
To be a RotherFed Digital Champion, you will need a willingness to help and support other residents to get online, a friendly helpful attitude that can encourage people, good basic skills in using computers and tablets and a willingness to undertake an enhanced DBS (Criminal Records Bureau Check) which will enable you to work with vulnerable residents.
As part of becoming a Digital Champion, you will need to attended a six-week free digital champions course at times to be negotiated, and a two-hour session on safeguarding.
During the year, you will also agree to work with at least 10 residents who are presently not online, to help them get familiar and comfortable with using the internet.
In return, RotherFed will provide free training and accreditation as a RotherFed Digital Champion, a 3G-enabled tablet for you to use with residents (with costs for 1GB of data per month) and free mentoring support to help you with your role.
A free information session about the Help Me Online project is being held between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday, 4th March 2014 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre to outline the role of a RotherFed digital champion.
for more details, call RotherFed on 01709 368515 or email at [email protected]