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Volunteering: An opportunity to learn through service
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9th April
to 30th April
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Digital Skills Volunteers (Women of Wythenshawe)

9th April to 30th April
You will help leaders affiliated with the Women of Wythenshawe network to develop confidence and skills in using digital devices and technology for community action.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
Women of Wythenshawe (WoW) is a women-led poverty action network of 12 women’s groups who are working together to take action on gendered poverty.
Having good digital skills helps women to engage in community action effectively.
Community Led Action and Savings Support (CLASS) is a small registered charity that supports women-led community action across Greater Manchester and Sheffield. CLASS convenes the Women of Wythenshawe network and will be the recruiting and supervising organisation for this volunteer role.
Main tasks:
Provide informal, tailored, one-to-one support to one or more woman community leader per week
Work with them to identify which skills to learn or strengthen
Work with them to assess and report back on progress
Time commitment: 1-4 hours of informal digital skills support to women community leaders per week depending on availability.
Skills and personal qualities required for the role:
Patience: Have you ever helped a parent or grandparent to learn to use a tablet or a laptop?  If you have the patience to do this you will be ideal for the job!
Good verbal communicator: You will be providing tailored one to one support to people with very basic IT skills over the telephone. You will need to be a good communicator, able to explain practical digital tasks clearly, taking a step-by-step approach.
Reasonable ICT skills: You do not need to be an IT expert, but if you make regular use of email, web-browsing, video-conferencing, windows explorer file systems, and cloud storage systems like G:drive and Dropbox you will have the necessary experience for sharing with others.

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