Volunteers from local Panels visit clients, initially with an occupational therapist, discuss what they wish to achieve, assess disabilities and subsequently design/manufacture equipment to bridge the gap. Those with workshops may well be able to carry out entire tasks alone, from initial client visit to equipment commissioning. Others, with more limited facilities, may work as a team to achieve the same end.
REMAP (Scotland) aims to alleviate the problems of disability in daily living, sport, leisure and employment by designing, manufacturing and supplying equipment, specific to individual clients, when no commercial solutions are available. The work is carried out by volunteer Panels consisting of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and those with engineering, skilled craft, model making or keen DIY skills.
No, but maturity to deal with all client ages and disabilities is expected.
Experience required: A patient and perceptive listener, able to relate to clients' frustrations and translate their wishes into practical engineering designs.
Travel details: Home-based, but with cases throughout the Lothians. Also Dumfries & Galloway, Highland (Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey and Moray). Volunteers can also choose what cases to take.
Expenses details: Yes. 23p per mile for any task associated with REMAP business (e.g. panel attendance, client meetings). All other expenses (e.g. material supply) at cost.
Taster details: No other than Panel meeting attendance.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer