This opportunity takes place between 10 Apr 2019 and 31 Mar 2020. Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.
Do you know how to use Skype? Do you do your shopping online? Are you willing to share your IT skills to enable disabled people to discover the benefits of IT? We need friendly, patient people with a basic knowledge of IT who are willing to accompany the Digital Inclusion coordinator to client’s homes. Volunteers will help clients set up and use their IT and assistive equipment provided through our Discover IT @Home programme.
We need friendly, confident and patient people with a basic knowledge of IT to support disabled people to access the digital world. You will make a difference by helping clients get set up on free IT equipment, coaching people on how to use the internet, and email, building digital confidence and troubleshooting basic IT issues. You don’t need to be an IT expert, the most important qualities our volunteers need are patience, an ability to explain things people may be unfamiliar with and a friendly, assertive personality.
You will gain experience working with and training disabled people, as well as learning about the developing field of assistive technology. And if you volunteer with us, you have the satisfaction that you have used your IT skills to support a disabled person keep in touch with loved ones, apply for a job and pursue their interests. Ongoing training and support will be provided along with expenses, as it’s important to us that our volunteers are not out of pocket because of volunteering with us.
We will be flexible around your schedule, depending on the needs of the people we are working with. We’d like a commitment of two visits a month. Travel to the client’s home and back again will need to be taken into consideration in the time commitment you can offer – this may be up to half an hour of travel time.
Various around London
Working with vulnerable people
Prior training required
Volunteering and Disability equality
Informal training on working with disabled people and accessible technology.
- Placement lengthLong-term
- Opportunity TypeDisabilities