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Digital Champions

Around 21% of people are not confident using the internet - that's around 150,000 people across Dorset. And 70,000 of these have never been online.

We have more than 50 active Digital Champions helping to change these figures.

What is a Digital Champion?

Digital Champions help and support people in their local community to use the internet and gain basic online skills.

This might involve:

  • attending training sessions on how to make the most of being a Digital Champion

  • teaching people in your community basic online skills such as:

    • how to create an email address

    • staying in touch with friends and family via email, social media or video calls

    • finding information online, for example hobbies, local events, news and more

    • accessing public services information online

    • other simple online tasks that people might request

Volunteer to become a Digital Champion

Want to get involved? We can match you with people who need help in your area.

Mike Watson is one of our many Digital Champion volunteers helping people in the community.
Mike Watson is one of our many Digital Champion volunteers helping people in the community.

Help getting online

Search existing groups and sessions and find out where you can go in Dorset to get support and advice about using computers and the internet.

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