Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is looking to recruit more volunteer Digital Champions for its new Digital Inclusion Service for older people in the Oswestry area.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: “Our service aims to motivate and inspire older people to make the most of digital technology and develop their basic skills such as surfing the internet, emails, social media, online banking, creating photo books and researching their hobbies. Volunteers provide one to one support for two hours a week for six weeks in a range of community settings or on a one to one basis.

“We are particularly looking for volunteers in the north Shropshire area with a good working knowledge of various digital devices and basic digital skills to support our clients. Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to explain technology in a clear and simple way, the ability to work with learners with different levels of knowledge and skill, patience, and ideally, but not essentially, a background in teaching or training.”

If you can spare a few hours one day a week, are considering volunteering and want to find out more, please contact Janice Williams on 01743 233 123 or email

Training and support will be provided by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, and out of pocket expenses are paid.