What you need to know about volunteering & digital champions

A digital champion is an emerging form of volunteer that reflects contemporary living and technology-adoption maturity. In addition to the expectations of traditional volunteers, a digital champion helps others understand the benefits of using the internet and shows them how to do simple things online.

You don’t need to be a computer whizz, you just need to have a bit of spare time, enjoy being online yourself, with a passion for helping (and enjoy being around) others.

Digital Champions Meeting | Brandon Estate

GENERIC BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

  1. Volunteering connects you to others (like-minds) in the community
  2. Volunteering is good for your mind, body and self-esteem
  3. Volunteering can advance your career
  4. Volunteering supports lifelong and adaptive learning and development
  5. Volunteering brings fun and fulfilment to one’s life
  6. Volunteering is a good and tested way to give back to your community
  7. Volunteering gives you access to corporate processes and resources

SPECIFIC BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

  • Build self-confidence and esteem
  • Acquire work-based skills and references
  • Access to free national events
  • Connect with like-minds and make new friends
  • For research, academia, and school work

Published by John Adewole

Senior User Researcher

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