IT Tuition Volunteer

Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove

Register your Interest

We are looking for computer tuition volunteers 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 life.

- Do you have good computing skills that you'd like to share?
- Can you spare an hour a week?
- Could you help an unpaid carer to learn more about computers in up to 10 weeks?

If you answered yes to all 3 read on!

We are looking for computer tuition volunteers 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 life.

The Volunteer Coordinator will match you with an unpaid carer who is looking after a family member or friend due to ill health to meet for an hour a week over a period of up to ten weeks to learn computing skills.

These meetings take place in the carers' home or at a local library or cafe. The carer will have identified a goal that they want to achieve over the next 6 to 10 weeks and you will support and enable them to reach this.

Goals can include learning how to use their computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone and learning more about email, social media, online shopping, Microsoft Office, storing photos, Skype and YouTube.  Learning these skills can greatly benefit their caring role, increase their wellbeing and reduce isolation.

Enabling a carer to use their computer will also allow you to gain experience and develop your own skills.

You will receive out of pocket travel expenses, training and monthly group supervision.

Skills

A patient and enthusiastic individual who has a willingness to support and enable others to work towards their goal of learning computing skills.

Ideally you will have knowledge of computers, laptops, tablets, email, social media and various other applications and feel comfortable supporting others to learn.

You should be reliable, friendly, open minded and be able to work within personal and professional boundaries.

You will have a couple of hours a week free to meet with a carer one to one in their home or in the community.

Benefits

Benefits to the volunteer

  1. Develop and gain new skills including mentoring
  2. Put your skills to use and make a lasting difference to someone's life   
  3. Meet and work with new and interesting people.

Practical Considerations

Practical considerations

Regional Area - Brighton & Hove

Meetings take place in clients homes or in a public meeting place, e.g. café, library.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date 14/03/2019
End Date 14/03/2020
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
18 Bedford Place
Brighton
BN1 2PT

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    Meetings take place in the carers own home or in the community. If meeting in the community e.g. library there will be disabled access, but this may not be possible for individual homes
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We provide out of pocket travel expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We have public liability and employers liability insurance that covers volunteers
  • Other
    up to date safeguarding policy
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
    17 +
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
    Monthly group supervision is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator is also available during working hours for support.
  • Training
    You will receive training in Safeguarding, Boundaries etc before starting the role