Internet Champion

Volunteer with Advice NI as an internet champion
Volunteer as an Internet Champion and help promote digital inclusion by assisting over 55's to access the internet via a 10 week training course.

What you'll be doing

As an Internet Champion you will help to deliver our 10 week Rights 4 Seniors Digital Course to small groups of 5 - 10 older people. The classes are held once per week for approximately 90 minutes. 

The overarching aim for the volunteer is to empower older people to access necessary information online, with emphasis on older peoples’ rights and entitlements (including pensions, benefits, health, housing and community care).  Each volunteer will have full support of our Volunteer Coordinator and volunteers play a pivotal role in the delivery of our Rights 4 Seniors Digital Course. 
You will also be expected to work co-operatively with all members of staff and adhere to the values, policies, practices and procedures, undertaking training as appropriate to develop skills.

“I would say it is never too late to become a volunteer. It teaches you new skills and you may even discover skills and talents you didn’t know you had."

Internet Champion Volunteer

What you'll need

Our Internet Champions come from all walks of life. 

You don't require any specific qualifications to volunteer as an Internet Champion but you will need:

Personal Qualities (Essential):
  • Computer Literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable
  • Warm and patient
  • Respectful of trainees and able to show an interest
  • Can use own initiative
  • Work within team environment
Personal Qualities (Desirable):
  • Tablet Literacy
  • Interested in Older peoples’ and advice issues
It is hoped that volunteers will commit to a two day training programme to enable them to fill the role, and deliver one session (lasting approx. 1.5 hours) once a week, for 10 weeks.  It is also hoped that volunteers will travel to the location of their training, and engage in supervision meetings every month, lasting 30 mins.

Training and Support

You will be given the following training and support:
  • Induction to organisation
  • All volunteers will expected to participate in a two day training programme to enable them to confidently deliver the 10 sessions in Radius/Private Nursing homes.
  • Ongoing training and support will be given as required and you will have opportunities to meet with the staff members and volunteers.
  • Regular updates on organisational activities.
  • Daily support, advice and guidance, from Volunteer Coordinator and Manager.
  • Quarterly Support and Supervision
  • Coaching and Mentoring when required
Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the charities travel and expenses policy.

Download the full Internet Champion volunteer role description