We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
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.
AbilityNet is a registered charity that helps disabled and older people to use computers and the internet at home, at work and in education. We provide a number of free IT services for disabled and older people at home to help them get the most from their computers, laptops, tablets, ipads and smart phones. One such service is our ITCanHelp service. ITCanHelp is a network of volunteers with IT knowledge and experience who are able to visit people in their own homes to help with their computer needs. Volunteers may be asked to help set up a new computer system for someone, install software or hardware, troubleshoot problems or even help to change to a printer cartridge or give some basic training on how to use systems.
As one of our volunteers we can offer you:
The chance to work with disabled and older people.
The chance to network with other IT professionals.
The opportunity to be a Digital Champion and gain industry recognised training.
Training on disabilities and adaptive technology.
A free PVG (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
We are looking for people who have:
IT and computer skills.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Access to computer and email.
When asked why they choose to volunteer with us, this is what our volunteers have to say:
“…to try and make a positive contribution in any way I can…”
“I retired from IT and wanted to contribute my skills freely to help those who would benefit most.”
“As a disabled person myself I thought it would be helpful to share my skills with those less fortunate.”
We are currently on a recruitment drive as we have lots of clients needing our help.
If you are interested in finding out more information, please take a look at our website www.abilitynet.org.uk, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 0800 269 545 where one of our team will be happy to have a chat with you. You can also apply online using the online form at https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/itvolunteers/itcanhelp-volunteer-application-form
AbilityNet is a registered charity that exists to help change the lives of disabled people by helping people to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.
Experience required: Good IT and computer skills
Travel details: Opportunities across Aberdeen (and wider Grampian area if you wish).
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses incurred on behalf of ITCanHelp will be reimbursed in accordance with the organisation’s Expenses policy.
Training details: Good support provided to all volunteers. Includes induction pack and ongoing technical support and training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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