Could you help people with sight loss make the most of everyday technology?
Our Technology Support Squad help to set up computers, tablets, smartphones and TVs, they also solve IT problems and help people get online. IT experts are welcome, but you don't have to be a tech guru to be a valuable volunteer. If you have plenty of patience, love talking to people and are IT confident, we'd love your help.
Things you might help with
Identifying and fixing computer problems
Showing people different options for getting online
Setting up devices and equipment
Helping people to install hardware, software and upgrades
Supporting people with sight loss in their own homes, at events or remotely through web applications
What skills and experience we're looking for?
An interest in IT and technology
Friendliness, enthusiasm and patience
Good at identifying problems and finding solutions
What will you gain from the role?
New experiences and skills
Working with people with sight loss
Meeting new people
A chance to make a difference
What support will you be given?
Induction and Training- Understanding sight loss course, and training with accessibility features of devices
Expenses - We cover travel and all reasonable costs you might incur
Regular updates - We'll update you about what's going on in the rest of the organisation and about new roles
Support from staff and other volunteers
Ongoing learning and engagement opportuntities
When will you be needed?
Flexible - We'll factor in any other commitments you have and work around that.
How often will you be needed?
Around four hours per month
Criminal Record Check Information
As this role often requires home visits, we require a criminal record check.