Leonard Cheshire Disability

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Leonard Cheshire Disability supports disabled people to live their lives in the way that they choose.

Digital Champion

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? Did you know that 25% of people with a registered disability are offline compared with 6% of the rest of the UK? 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. The role will take place in various locations in your local area depending on the needs of the client, including in a community centre, a residential care home or in a person’s own home. You will gain experience working with disabled people, training 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.

Hours per week

Varies

Location

Various around London

DBS required

Yes

DBS checked by

Providor

Working with vulnerable people

Yes

Prior training required

Volunteering and Disability equality

Training available

Informal training on working with disabled people and accessible technology.

Commitment

Long term
  • Placement lengthLong-term
  • Opportunity TypeDisabilities