By becoming a Digital Buddy, you’ll help bridge the digital divide, ensuring everyone can stay connected and navigate the digital world confidently. Are you able to support our service users and help build their digital skills with sessions at home on their mobile phones, tablets, or laptops? Our Digital Buddies provide up to six weekly home visits, each lasting 1-2 hours.

I have enjoyed being a digital buddy. My buddy has learnt a lot and I have also learnt a lot from him. His drive is motivating and also a reminder that it’s never too late to learn something new. 

Some examples of what a Digital Buddy can assist with:

  • Accessing online services
  • Setting up a new digital device
  • Mobile messaging
  • Sending emails 
  • Picture messaging
  • Problem solving
  • Staying safe online

No need to be a tech expert—support with the basics so our older friends can communicate and navigate their devices. Please note that our Digital Buddies are not able to support with online banking, advice on purchases, or fixing hardware.

Becoming a volunteer with Link Age Southwark is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and get to know more about your local community.

We cover all reasonable expenses and we are happy to provide references for volunteers who have completed 6 months of volunteering with us.

How do I apply?

Complete online application form

If you would prefer, you can also download our application form here and email to [email protected]