Volunteer

We have a number of opportunities for people wishing to volunteer for the device library:


Software installers

Once we get a laptop delivered to us we need to wipe it of all data, and install a new operating system on it. This is quite a simple process, which we will teach you how to carry out. There is also an opportunity to learn how to add items to our device library. This role can be carried out at the Ewart Hall centre during our opening hours (10am-6pm). You are welcome to work any hours within this period. This role would suit someone who is interested in administration and basic IT work.

Hardware repairers

About 50% of the devices that are donated to us don't work perfectly when we get them. If you have experience fixing computers and laptops this can be very useful to us. Any level of experience is valued, from replacing memory to work that involves a soldering iron.

Deliveries

We are looking for people to deliver devices to people's homes. You will be provided with the PPE you need to do this. There is no commitment to give any particular number of hours to this work. Every job done is a benefit to the project, and the recipients, and we appreciate it

Tech Buddying

Do you know how to:

  • Do a Google Search?
  • Find your house on Google Maps?
  • Look up an online timetable to get public transport?

These are the kinds of technical skills buddies need. We are not looking for IT experts in other words, but people who are patient and can help people learn how to use tablets, laptops or mobile phones

Since the lockdown this role has been mainly carried out over the phone, as part of a project we call Virtual Aid. As the lockdown eases, it will become possible to meet people to support them in a safe, socially distanced way. However, it is still likely that many of our clients are staying at home, and in order to meet with them, you will need a valid DBS certificate.


Get in touch!

If any of these roles is of interest to you, then please get in touch. You can find our details on our Contact page

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