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Leonard Cheshire - Digital Champion

Details of the Charity:

We support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

What we do goes far beyond providing social care. We help people find and remain in employment. We build confidence through information, advice and guidance, and to break down barriers through access to computers and adapted IT equipment.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Do you know how to use Skype? Do you do your shopping online? Did you know that 25% of people with a registered disability are offline compared with 6% of the rest of the UK? Help bridge the digital skills gap and learn new skills by joining our team today.

We need friendly, patient people with a basic knowledge of IT to support disabled people to access the digital world. You will make a difference by helping clients get set up on free IT equipment, coaching people on how to use the internet, and email, building digital confidence and troubleshooting basic IT issues.



Skills Required:

  • You don't need to be an IT expert, the most important qualities our volunteers need are patience and an ability to explain things people may be unfamiliar with. 
  • This role requires two references and a DBS check (provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers). 

Additional Benefits:

  • Training provided (ongoing and tailored depending on your needs).
  • Reimbursed expenses (if agreed in advance).
  • This is a great role for someone who is comfortable using computers and online channels, and who would like to help disabled people to harness the power of technology.
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record.
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May.
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?