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Tutor of basic internet skills to adults

Sligo Leader Partnership

About Sligo Leader Partnership

Sligo LEADER Partnership Company was formed in 1996 in an effort to address locally the issues of economic and social under development in Sligo. Sligo LEADER Partnership Company is responsible for delivering programmes which are aimed at improving the quality of life for the people of Sligo.

What's Involved

Volunteer Tutors are required to teach basic computer skills (funded by Dept. of Communications under the Digital Skills for Citizens). The course participants will be adults who would like to learn how to use the internet for a variety of tasks, or brush up existing skills. Totaling five 2 hour sessions, the course covers sending emails, online transactions, searching topics of interest, using Skype, using smartphones & tablets, apps etc. Most people come to class with their own devices.
It is envisaged that the volunteer tutors will run the sessions once or twice a week, depending on availability of trainer and venue, in two hour slots.

The trainer will teach 5 or 6 trainees per session; one-to-one training is encouraged.

Training manuals will be provided by Sligo Leader Partnership. There will be an induction day for all trainers prior to commencement to outline the aim of the programme and answer any questions.

This programme runs regularly in locations county wide but currently we are only looking for trainers in Sligo town, Ballymote, Tubbercurry and possibly Collooney (depending on interest).

Courses generally run in the mornings 10.30am -12.30pm. Sligo town will likely have a second course running 2-4pm in the afternoon and if Collooney goes ahead it will be evening.

What's required for this position

Skills required are patience, flexibility and knowledge of internet use. No qualifications are required just good general overall ability and knowledge of how to get online. Most of the participants are just getting started so you don't need to be an expert. Patience is key. You should be able to direct others in:

- Setting up email - sending and receiving email
- Setting up and using facebook, skype, viber
- Setting up and using rte player or other similar programmes
- Uploading photographs onto a computer or laptop
- Knowledge of using government websites to do tasks such as paying your motor tax
- Be able to work with the specific needs and interests of each participant
-Helping participants use their own smartphone/ tablet
-Helping participants use apps on their phones/tablets
-Must be able to work with the group as a whole and also provide one on one tutoring to participants

  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 2hrs

Other Details

Other location details:
Sligo town, Ballymote, Tubbercurry, maybe Collooney

Also available in these counties

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Reimbursement of expenses
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Giving you the opportunity to pass on skills to build up other peoples skills and confidence in using IT. There is a huge social element to this role as people often feel disconnected if they don't have basic IT knowledge and skills. Expenses provided.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Paula Willis
  • Organisation: Sligo Leader Partnership
  • Phone: 0719141138
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