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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 70 Digital Champions helping to change these figures.

How our Digital Champions can help you

Our Digital Champions are volunteers who help and support people in the local community to use the internet and gain basic online skills such as:

  • learning to use a device (laptop, smartphone, tablet etc)
  • setting up email and contacts
  • sharing photos and managing photo storage
  • online safety
  • using search engines such as Google or Bing
  • printing
  • updates and backing up
  • using apps
  • finding cheaper utilities
  • online banking and Paypal
  • connecting to wifi

Read about how our Digital Champions helped Heather from Weymouth.

Get online and computer help

Find groups and sessions in Dorset to get support and advice about using computers and the internet. If you can't find a suitable session, you can request help from one of our Digital Champions.

Call us on 01305 221048

You can also call us on 01305 221048 if you'd like to chat about getting computer or online help for you or someone else.

Home computer support for people with disabilities

AbilityNet offer IT home support for people with disabilities, through an IT helpline and factsheets. You can contact them on:

Volunteer to become a Digital Champion

Get involved and volunteer as a Digital Champion and we'll match you with people who need help in your area.

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

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.

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