AbilityNet Tech Volunteer

  • VO85031
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people and those with a disability are not excluded from the digital world.

Across the UK our 300 volunteers visit older and/or disabled people at home, or currently contact them via other methods so that the service is safe for everyone, to offer one-to-one support with their technology, whether that’s a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Our volunteers:

  • Trouble shoot technical issues.
  • Offer impartial advice on technology.
  • Set up new tech and install hardware and software.
  • Show people how to use their tech at home e.g. shop online, send and receive emails and Skype with family and friends.
  • Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs.

What will I be doing?

  • Contacting clients to arrange home visits (or supporting them remotely).
  • Feeding back on progress via our online ticketing system.
  • Supporting your local County Coordinator with promoting the ITCanHelp service in the local area.
  • Getting together with other tech volunteers at team meetings and wider company events.
  • Undergoing training on adaptive technology.
  • Supporting other volunteers through our online chat facility.

Organisation aims and objectives

AbilityNet helps people of any age and with any disability to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world.

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The service is client led and will depend on the demand in your local area. The work is flexible and you can arrange visits around your home and work commitments. On average a volunteer undertakes 4 hours of volunteering a month, this can be in or out of work hours, in the evenings or weekends.

Restrictions

PVG check for Vulnerable Adults will be required for each volunteer.
Experience required: You don’t need to be a tech guru to help. If you use a computer at home or work, and perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills we need: - A passion to help others. - Good IT and computer skills. - Knowledge of standard operating systems and software. - The ability to communicate well with people. - Your own transport or good transport links.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay travel expenses at 45p per mile - however please note that travelling may not be necessary, in line with current COVID restrictions.

Last updated 3 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.