Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Volunteer as a Digital Ambassador

Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help a local person with the basics of getting online? Digital Ambassadors aim to equip people living in the Edinburgh region with basic digital life skills like using email, requesting prescriptions online and online shopping.

It helped me realise that what we do brings about a direct positive impact to others.

Digital Ambassador
Digital Ambassadors 2020: Two students helping someone with an ipad and a smart phone

Digital Ambassadors

Digital Ambassadors is a project run by Edinburgh Local as part of the University’s mission to work together with local communities.

Working with community partners across the Edinburgh City Region (and more broadly during the coronavirus pandemic), we support digital inclusion, linking the needs of the community with our resources. We focus on supporting students to access volunteering opportunities, develop and deliver content and courses, befriend learners, and we support our partners in achieving their digital inclusion goals.

This project is a flagship activity being delivered under the University’s Community Plan.


If you would like to volunteer then please get in touch. You can contact us directly via

To find out what opportunities are available now, please:


Find out more about Digital Ambassadors on the Edinburgh Local website


[A key aspect of the project was] being able to work directly with the local community from different parts of Scotland of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Digital Ambassador