Digital Mentors is a new project delivered in partnership with Innovate Trust and Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Councils. The aim of the project is to provide digital support for adults with learning disabilities that are living independently in the community. This support will be provided through a befriending project, with a focus on building digital confidence.
SVC are looking for volunteers who are digitally confident (but you don’t need to be a tech whizz) and that have the ability to share their knowledge with others. Though the ability to support beneficiaries with basic digital skills is essential to this project, equally they are looking for volunteers who are interested in a befriending role.
SVC are looking to recruit volunteers who are able to commit to this project for a minimum of three months. While the project is being delivered, volunteers will be expected to spend one hour a week or two hours fortnightly working with their beneficiary.
This project will initially be delivered in person (circumstances permitting) with the aim of supporting beneficiaries to be able to meet digitally as well.
They will be offering the following training to all volunteers on this project:
- How to support an individual with a Learning Disability
- Global Equality Collective Statement Training
- Equality Diversity and Inclusion Scenario Training
- Cyber Security Training
- General Data Protection Regulation Training
- Epilepsy training (if relevant to the beneficiary)
For more information, visit: SVC Website
For SVC’s application form, visit: SVC Application Form