Computer Support Volunteer at Various Essex Libraries

This opportunity is available in the following libraries:

Basildon, Brightlingsea, Clacton, Harlow and Loughton

What is the role about?

You will be helping library customers who need some support to use either the computers in the library or their own devices connected through our free Wi-Fi service. This might be through regular sessions, or specific IT surgery events helping people get the most out of their own devices.

What will it involve?

• helping customers resolve difficulties in booking procedures, logging on or connecting their own devices

• giving information on how to use common computer programs (e.g. Word, web browser and e-mail)

• helping customers to understand and use their devices more confidently and effectively

• guiding customers in using the library catalogue and website

• helping customers to use online reference tools

• helping customers complete specific tasks e.g. completing an application form, printing online tickets

• referring wider customer queries to library staff as necessary

What will you get from volunteering?

• the pleasure of using your IT skills to help others

• experience and skills to enhance your CV

• opportunity to meet people and get involved in your local community


information technology skills, particularly using the internet

• good communication and people skills

• awareness of keeping safe online

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website

Posted for

Essex Libraries

Posted by

Volunteer Essex

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website


  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Employment, Education and Training


  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Teaching and Training


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    If the role means you incur travel costs, such as using your car to visit home library customers, we'll pay your expenses.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    There will be ongoing support from local library staff who will ensure you are kept up-to-date with all that is happening in Essex Libraries. All volunteers are engaged for an introductory period (usually 1 to 3 months depending on the frequency of volunteering). This is to ensure the volunteer and activity are properly matched and either side may decide to end the agreement at this stage.
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    You will receive induction, a welcome pack and specific training for your volunteering role. This may be shadowing or an occasional training session or just talking through what's involved.
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 31/08/2016 - 20/12/2020

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve


Basildon Billericay and Wickford

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