Many disabled people and older people struggle to get the most from technology and need a trustworthy helpful person to offer independent advice and day to day tech support.
A great way to support Abilitynet is to join our network of over 300 volunteers in the UK and are always looking for more people who want to use their IT skills to help others.
Our wonderful volunteers provide one-to-one support to disabled people and older people, through home visits and remote support. Their needs may relate to general PC usage or they could need help with special hardware or software adaptations that their disability demands.
What skills do I need?
As a volunteer you will help people with so much more than just technology.
Computers can help people to gain or regain their independence by shopping or banking online, it can prevent isolation as the internet can connect them via email and Skype to family and friends, and it can even provide people with something relaxing and fun to do with games to play and radio and tv online, amongst other things. When something goes wrong with their technology suddenly all this is taken away, and we help to give it back.
As you will be working one-to-one with clients in their homes, we will conduct a Basic Disclosure check and conduct an interview with the volunteer coordinator in your region.
To work with disabled people and older people apply now to be an AbilityNet ITCanHelp Volunteer.
If you want to know more about what we offer please get in touch.
- Call us during office hours on 0800 269 545
- Or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org