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Volunteers invited to upskill the over 65’s in Digital Technology


Volunteers invited to upskill the over 65’s in Digital Technology

Student Affairs Division


At a Glance

  • Start Date:26/05/2024
  • End Date:31/08/2024
  • Closing date:01/12/2024
  • Post Updated:16/07/2024
  • Min Hours:1-2 hours per week
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:An interest in teaching/tutoring


There is a growing digital divide between generations. As our services and communities are increasingly moving online, it is more important than ever to ensure no-one is left behind on the journey to a digital world.  Hi Digital is a step-by-step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online (often 65+ years old). 

The course has been developed by Vodafone Foundation, in partnership with ALONE. It consists of bite-sized lessons organised around key digital themes including: the basics of internet access and how to use your smartphone and other devices; researching hobbies and organising travel; using Apps; and an introduction to online banking.  Participants can work independently or alongside a mentor over several weeks to complete all the lessons.

The mission of Hi Digital is to give everyone free access to the essential tools needed to become digitally independent. Increasing levels of digital literacy can have a positive impact on practical life and mental health. It leads to more opportunities to connect with essential services and engage socially with friends and family.

ALONE is a charity that works with older people who are socially isolated, homeless, living in poverty or crisis and supports them to age at home. They provide direct support to hundreds of older people every week through four main services – Support Coordination, Befriending, Housing with Support, and Campaigns for Change.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Open for applications over the summer semester for any student  in UL.  Transport provided.  Teaching/tutoring classes for the upskilling the older generation on using many of the social media applications

Skills required for this role:

Friendly, outgoing, interested in sharing digital/technology skills

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Linda Fitzgerald

Address: Student Affairs Division, Castletroy


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