As a Remap Volunteer you will get to meet the disabled people we help, often with an occupational therapist who can provide clinical input. Your job is to solve whatever practical challenge they throw at you, designing and then making a special piece of equipment that will help them become more independent. We also ask that you risk assess, provide basic documentation, and take photographs of you project.
You will need somewhere to work independently on your projects, some of our volunteers have their own workshop, others use community facilities or have a workbench and tools in the garage. However you like to work, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Remap is a charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers design and custom-make equipment free of charge. We help to improve quality of life and increase independence for disabled people of all ages, providing solutions to everyday problems when there is nothing commercially available. We design and custom-make equipment for each individual because everyone’s needs are different. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of requests for our help every year and we provide our service free of charge.
Experience required: Many of our volunteers are from an engineering background, but we also need electronics and computing skills, people skilled with wood, those with a passion for model engineering, in fact, anyone with a talent for making things.
Travel details: Travel is dependent on location of volunteer and client, possibly accessible via foot, car, Bus
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses such as cost of materials and travel expenses are paid either on interim payment or at the end of a project
Taster details: New Volunteers are placed with an existing engineer to deal with initial projects to learn how the work is delivered. Following which, volunteers can decide if they wish to continue
Training details: Initial introduction via interview and at bi-monthly meetings, then joint work on a project by way of charity training