We want to help people in Devon get the digital skills they need

Lacking basic digital skills (such as being able to pay for services online, getting advice, or using email) means that an enormous number of people in the South West are disadvantaged in the most important ways.

We know that digital exclusion can lead to:

  • Poorer health and a lower life expectancy
  • Increased loneliness and social isolation
  • Less access to jobs and education

But if you can use a computer, you can help. You can become a Devon Digital Lives volunteer!

 As a Digital Lives volunteer you can improve others’ lives by providing basic digital support, whether in an  informal family setting (such as helping a relative start shopping online, for example), in the community (by volunteering at one of the main ‘Digital Drop-in’ sessions held at libraries, for example).

Watch the film of Emily McCauley – Manager of Exeter Library – telling us about how  volunteers at Devon Libraries are improving lives by giving library visitors essential digital skills.