Skip to main content

Digital Heroes Project

Heritage Trust Network’s Digital Heroes Project connects volunteers aged 18-30 with our members across the UK to provide digital support.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative.

Apply to host a Digital Hero

Apply to volunteer as a Digital Hero

Tessa Chynoweth

Digital Heroes Project Manager

Tessa Chynoweth is Project Manager for the Digital Heroes project.

She is an historian and a curator by training, with an interest in discovering, sharing and championing untold stories, and connecting the past with the present. She is passionate about partnership and collaborative working, and excited to be working on the project.

Email Tessa

About Digital Heroes

Heritage Trust Network’s Digital Heroes project is connecting 18-30 year olds with heritage organisations across the UK to provide digital support for them to engage wider audiences, and secure the future of their heritage sites

Heritage Trust Network are partnering with youth insight agency BeatFreeks and The Audience Agency to recruit, train, and match 50 volunteer Digital Heroes with 50 of our members.

The Digital Heroes will complete placements of 40 hours with the organisations they are matched with, supporting on tasks which might include updating websites, creating digital content, advising on social media campaigns, and devising digital fundraising or marketing strategies.

Help from a digital volunteer will help us to communicate our message to a wider audience as well as engage with our local community

Darren BridgmanPeter Ashley Activity Centres

Help from a digital volunteer would greatly assist with the outreach and communications with our communities

Yvonne BolesClackmannanshire Heritage Trust

Project Updates