Digital-savvy student volunteers wanted for 121Digital

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121digital event which runs over four Tuesday evenings from 1 March will give students volunteer experience, a vital asset for any LinkedIn profile

Waterford Institute of Technology has joined forces with 121digital to provide free lessons in how to use your digital device for adults in the Waterford community.

WIT's School of Science & Computing is spearheading the initiative and is appealing for students who think that using a digital device such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet is a piece of cake to volunteer.

All lessons are delivered on the college campus in a group environment and students will receive training in advance of giving the one-to-one lessons to learners.

Each learner brings their own device to the college. Student volunteers are paired with adult learners and work one to one on learners digital queries – laptop, phone or tablet. Topics can include: Gmail, social networking, Skype, internet banking demo, etc.

The two-hour lessons begin on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Training for volunteers starts at 5pm that day and weekly lessons run from 6pm-8pm.

To sign up as a volunteer please phone 051 302037 by 26 February 2016 or respond via Moodle. Know someone who could benefit from learning how to use their smartphone, laptop or tablet? See thelearners information page at https://www.wit.ie/events/science/get-to-know-your-digital-device.

About 121 digital
121digital is a community building initiative which provides a structure and content for college students to volunteer as tutors to teach digital skills to a local adult during courses of four lessons (one per week). The adults bring their digital device (laptop/tablet/smartphone) to lessons with a list of their questions.

The tutor (student volunteer) empowers their learner by making a new 'window to the world' (access to the internet) available to the learner.

The programme runs in 40 centres across Ireland and was first established in 2010.

121digital, in colleges (3rd level), engages the undergraduates who volunteer and provides them the opportunity to teach digital skills, each to their learner - (one to one).  Learners are adults in the local community.

Sign up as a learner

To sign up as a learner phone 051 302037 by 26 February 2016.

See the event page at https://www.wit.ie/events/science/get-to-know-your-digital-device

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