Get Online Reading – digital volunteering

In support of Reading Borough Council's Digital Strategy, which aims to encourage more people to do their council business online as well as to promote greater digital inclusion, Reading has developed a digital volunteering scheme. This case study forms part of our digital experts resource.

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In support of Reading's Digital Strategy, which aims to encourage more people to do their council business online as well as to promote greater digital inclusion, Reading has developed a digital volunteering scheme.

The council worked closely with a range of partners including Reading Voluntary Action, Reading University, Reading College, Jobcentre plus, Launchpad and Age UK. Volunteers have run sessions in libraries and with local groups in the community.

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Videos

Jill Marston, Senior Policy Officer, Reading Borough Council

Jill talks about the development of their digital volunteering scheme to provide support to Reading residents who need help with using public access IT.

David Neale of Reading Voluntary Action

David talks about the development of the Get Online Reading Project.

Mike Siebert, Volunteer & Digital Champion with Get Online Reading

Mike talks about his role as a volunteer, and examples of the types of support the scheme offers.