Digital skills training volunteer - Breaking Barriers

Digital skills training volunteer

Apply here
Share this

The digital skills training volunteer role is designed to help refugees in Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and London fill the gaps in their understanding of key digital skills and how to access provisions online in a safe and legal way. The training is tailored to the refugee’s specific needs and is often completed over several weeks of 1:1 support.

Contact [email protected] for more information, otherwise visit our FAQ page.

What struck me the most, when I attended the training session, was the statistics of the extremely high level of unemployment among refugees, who have a right to work. It occurred to me that broader barriers than just the hostile environment may be responsible for the lack of employment of those who have entitlement to work.

Stefano - advice and guidance volunteer


  • Training can take up to 8 hours over several weeks
  • Volunteering can take place between Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • 2-4 1.5 hour sessions per month for a minimum commitment of 3-6 months
  • Volunteering for this role is in-person only

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills, including fluent/native level of English
  • Knowledge of essential digital skills (how to connect to Wi-Fi, Microsoft Office and Google suite, etc)
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Access to Zoom and laptop
  • Alignment with Breaking Barriers’ mission and values
  • Desirable: an additional language including Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Tigrinya,
    Amharic, Somali, Pashto, Tamil.

Benefits to the volunteer:

  • Make a genuine impact on the lives of people from a refugee background
  • Training and support provided, related to refugees and employment practices.
  • Be part of a new, innovative charity which is developing all the time.

Hello friend!

Would you like to join Breaking Barriers as a digital skills training volunteer?

Apply here

Meet our volunteers

Meet our volunteers


Emma has been using her knowledge as a lawyer to help refugees break into the legal sector.

Meet our volunteers


Eiman is a English and Arabic translator/interpreter that's been volunteering for Breaking Barriers since November 2022. In her spotlight, Eiman will be sharing her experience of volunteering, as well as one of her highlights at Breaking Barriers.

Meet our volunteers


Renee has been volunteering with Breaking Barriers on our education programme as an English teacher.

Meet our volunteers


Sabrina is an advice and guidance volunteer, who began supporting clients in London in 2019 and has recently been supporting BB with regional expansion by delivering 1:1 employment support to new clients in Birmingham.

Meet our volunteers


Stefano is an advice and guidance volunteer whose background in lecturing has supported refugees into further education and employment.

Have more questions?

We have a dedicated page to help answer any questions you might about volunteering in Birmingham, Greater Manchester, or London. If you still can't find what you're looking for, please contact [email protected].

Volunteering FAQs