IT Tuition Volunteer
Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
We are looking for volunteers to provide computer tuition support for the Brighton and Hove Carers Centre's Reablement Project, a project designed to support unpaid carers to learn new skills and achieve positive changes in their lives.
Coronavirus restrictions mean you would be required to provide IT support remotely, either over the phone or on Zoom, in order to reduce isolation for unpaid carers, looking after a family member or friend, due to ill health.
The carer will have identified a goal that they want to achieve and you will be matched to meet for an hour a week over a period of up to ten weeks to support them in learning these computing skills remotely. Learning IT skills can greatly benefit their caring role, increase their well-being and reduce isolation.
You will receive training before starting and we have monthly volunteer group supervision, which is a great way to meet other volunteers and share your experiences.
A patient and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to support and enable others to work towards goals to learn computing skills.
Working knowledge of computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, email, social media, Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Office and preferably other applications is essential.
You should be reliable, friendly, open minded and be able to set, maintain and work within personal and professional boundaries.
You will be able to offer an hour or two a week of your time to support a carer remotely from your own home (either over the phone or on Zoom) to enable them to achieve their IT goals.
You will help to reduce the carer's social isolation during lockdown and gain experience and develop your own skills.
Benefits to the volunteer
- Develop and gain new skills including mentoring
- Put your skills to use and make a lasting difference to someone's life
- Meet and work with new and interesting people.
Regional Area - Brighton & Hove, but all meetings are currently done remotely on Zoom or over the phone
When do I need to be available?
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Where does this role take place?
The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
18 Bedford Place
All meetings are done remotely from your own home
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
We provide out of pocket travel expenses
- Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
up to date safeguarding policy
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
Support on Offer
Monthly group supervision is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator is also available during working hours for support.
You will receive training in Safeguarding, Boundaries etc before starting the role