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Leonard Cheshire- Digital Champion Lead Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

We support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Use your people skills along with your IT experience and become a lead volunteer for Leonard Cheshire's Disocver IT programme.

This role will support delivery of the Discover IT programme.

 The Lead Volunteer will support the Regional Digital Inclusion Coordinators supervising, training and guiding Digital Champion volunteers. It is expected that the Lead Volunteer will support up to 10 volunteers delivering digital sessions to our clients as well as ideally delivering sessions themselves.

 The Lead volunteer role will include:

  • Inducting volunteers to Discover IT clients and centres, to Digital Champion toolkits and processes
  • Liaise between the Coordinator, the clients, centres and volunteers
  • Encouraging disabled people to feel confident in using computer technology
  • Ideally helping clients set up and get started on their IT equipment, troubleshooting IT issues and supporting clients with basic IT skills.

 The role could be in person at any centre in the UK, in the client’s home, or on the phone/ via Skype.

This is an ad hoc commitment, depending on the requirements of volunteers and clients. A minimum of 3 months commitment, a minimum of 6 hours per month.


Skills Required:

  • General IT Skills
  • Reliable
  • Good listening and explaining skills
  • Interest in the volunteering sector
  • Willing to support choice and independence for disabled people

Non-judgemental, empathetic and patient

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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