Digital Buddies

The digital buddy activity is part of the DigiUp project. The project trains volunteers to act as digital support persons, especially in multicultural environments. The pilot will start in autumn 2022.

Get involved!

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In the Digital Buddy training new digital buddies are prepared to act as digital support providers in the field of multicultural organisations. The training will cover topics such as peer support, being a good supporter, people’s learning styles, information security, ethical guidelines for digital support and a practical guidance exercise. The content and training have been developed in cooperation with the DigiOn project (a joint project of Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the City of Espoo). We use the model of digital buddy coaching, which was developed as part of the Aspa Foundation's Digi haltuun! project.

Trained digital buddies will be connected to organisations to strengthen the digital skills of their employees, volunteers and communities. Activities will take into account the digital and language skills of volunteers and the needs of organisations. At the same time, digital buddies will gain new networks and experience in the organisational field.

Digital buddies receive ongoing support from the DigiUp project. Volunteers are supported through digital support, training, thematic meetups named morning coffees and recreational days.  

Want to be a volunteer? 

Are you interested in working as a digital supporter in a multicultural environment? Are you multilingual?  

Are you a representative of an organisation? 

Does your organisation need support to strengthen the digital skills of employees, volunteers and communities with the help of digital buddies? Do you have volunteers who want to strengthen their digital skills or act as digital support providers?  

Join the morning coffee meetups or get in touch with us!

DigiUp’s morning coffee

Casual morning meeting of digital buddies and NGO actors. It is open to anyone who is interested in developing digital support activities and digital skills of organisations in the multicultural NGO field. It works as a networking opportunity and a space to share experiences, exchange ideas and learn new things from each other. The needs of organisations and volunteers determine the main theme and topical issues.  

Sign up for morning coffee from the event page. 

Contact information

Artem Kuosti


 Artem Kuosti

Project Manager
+358 (0)50 551 1824
Suomi, English, Russian

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Yuri Kitaba

Project Coordinator
+358 (0)50 551 1821
Suomi, English, 日本語 (Japanese)