Volunteer to be a Digital Champion


We’re looking for volunteers to help local people learn how to use the internet and digital devices.

One in nine residents in the borough doesn’t use the internet, email or apps. That’s where you can really make a difference. By becoming a Waltham Forest Digital Champion you can help them find the confidence to do everyday tasks online, like shopping and paying bills.

Some great reasons to get involved

  • free online courses, resources and support for you
  • share your ideas with other Digital Champions
  • make a difference to your community
  • develop your own digital skills

Apply to become a Digital Champion

To become a Digital Champion for Waltham Forest, simply fill in the short form and one of our mentors will contact you to tell you more.

The application process is currently closed. 

Digital Champions help people to learn about:

  • online banking and shopping
  • applying for jobs online
  • using emails and social media to keep in touch with friends and family
  • using council or government services online

They do this through activities like:

  • offering occasional drop-in sessions at libraries or community centres for people to get help
  • running IT skills workshops for community groups
  • giving one-to-one coaching on how to use a computer, the internet, and other basic digital skills agreed as requested
  • circulating the latest information about how to access free WiFi

As a Digital Champion, you can offer as much, or as little of your time as you wish, for as long as you want.

What skills do I need? Click to get info

You don’t need to be a computer expert. We’re looking for friendly, patient people who can:

  • use the internet confidently for everyday services and information
  • encourage others to get online
  • communicate well with diverse groups of people
  • happily give some time to help others
  • be supporters of Waltham Forest’s Digital Champions Network

Waltham Forest Digital Champions Network is part of our Digital Inclusion project and is delivered by digital skills provider Digital Unite.

As a Digital Champion you’ll get access to:

  • free step-by-step guides
  • free online training courses
  • ongoing support through forums, phone or Skype