Digital Inclusion Volunteer

We want Digital Champions who will go out into services, DIT centres and people?۪s homes to support disabled people to embrace the benefits of technology. The two roles are: - The lead volunteer role, for someone who wants to take on more responsibility, leading and training other volunteers. - The general volunteer role, for someone who wants to learn about training people in IT and how best to support disabled people. Computer skills are needed, but we don?۪t need amazing abilities. Patience and a friendly manner are extremely important. I think this would be a very good role for young people looking to work in IT support or in social care, people who have recently retired and people who are looking for flexible volunteering.

About Leonard Cheshire Disability (Can Do Programme)

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. For over 65 years, we have supported disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in:
- people's own homes
- supported rented accommodation
- residential homes
- day centres
- respite services
We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through employment, volunteering and digital inclusion projects. We campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.
Internationally, we are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities which works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.
Can Do is a volunteering community programme for disabled people aged 16 to 35. We aim to help people:
- learn and develop new skills
- build self-confidence and independence
- meet new people and make new friends
- raise awareness on issues that are important to you
- be more socially active in your community
We provide training, cover all expenses and offer extra support as needed. You can volunteer and combine it with study or work.
As the leading UK disability charity, we welcome applications from disabled volunteers and are happy to discuss individual support requirements. Can Do is open to people with a long term health condition or disability, including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities like dyslexia and dyspraxia.

What skills do I need?

Computer skills are needed, but we don't need amazing abilities. Patience and a friendly manner are extremely important. I think this would be a very good role for young people looking for work in IT support or in social care, people who have recently retired and people who are looking for flexible volunteering. Skills and qualifications required: - General IT skills - Reliable - Good Listening and explaining skills - Good communicator - Willing to support choice and independence for disabled people - Non-judgemental, empathetic and patient

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Leonard Cheshire Disability (Can Do Programme)

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Interests

  • Disability

Activities

  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Teaching and Training

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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/11/2018

End Date: 28/07/2021

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