13 Jun 2016
A national grassroots project set up to help people in Wales get online is calling on organisations to take advantage of their huge pool of recruited digital volunteers.
Wales, a Welsh Government funded project run by the Wales
Co-operative Centre, has recruited more than 600 volunteers over
the last nine months and is now looking to place those volunteers
with organisations around Wales across public, voluntary and
It is estimated* that 19% of adults in Wales are still not
online and there are worries that they are missing out on
opportunities to save money, look for work, find information, learn
new skills and access important services.
Geoff Jones, Volunteer Co-ordinator for Digital Communities
Wales said:'You don't need to worry about training a digital
volunteer, we will do that in partnership with WCVA.
'The digital volunteer will then be matched to a local
organisation such as a library, housing association or community
centre where their help is needed to support people getting online
for the first time. All we ask is for you to think about the people
you work with and support. Could a digital volunteer help you to
help them? If so, then we would love to hear from you.'
If your organisation is interested in taking on a digital
volunteer, then you can email email@example.com
or send a tweet to @DC_Wales with the hashtag #digivolunteerwales.
Further information about volunteering with Digital Communities
Wales is on digitalcommunities.gov.wales/volunteer/organisations.
*Official Digital Exclusion figures sourced from National
Survey of Wales 2014/15