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- Volunteer from Home
A digital world accessible to all
AbilityNet is a pioneering UK charity with a global perspective. We believe the power of digital technology should be available to everyone, regardless of ability or age. Our free online resources and a network of over 300 community-based volunteers help individuals with any disability, of any age, to use all kinds of digital technology.
Our teams of experts help organisations of all types and sizes to become more inclusive and to build accessible digital products and services. We are founder members of the global accessibility profession, work closely with some of the biggest businesses on the planet and organise TechShare Pro, Europe’s largest accessibility gathering.
Do you have a passion for the power of technology? Our vision is to create a world in
which digital services are equally accessible to all.
As an AbilityNet Technology volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure
that older people and disabled people are not excluded from the digital world.
- “One of your advisors, Trevor, has been helping me with some very basic computer
skills on a tablet that I have hardly touched since it was bought for me as a present
from my wife. I suffer from Parkinson’s and it is very difficult for me to concentrate.
Trevor has been extremely kind and patient and has opened up a world I hardly
knew existed.” - AbilityNet client
- "Volunteering at AbilityNet gives me the opportunity to build upon my experience
and skills in various Assistive Technologies, which in turn enables people to live a
healthy and productive life - it’s a truly rewarding and inspiring environment.”
- Greg White, AbilityNet volunteer, Manchester
All across the UK our 350+ volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to
offer one-to-one support with their technology, whether that’s a computer, laptop,
smartphone or tablet.
- Troubleshoot technical issues
- Offer impartial advice on technology
- Set up new tech and install hardware and software
- Show people how to use their tech at home e.g. shop online, send and receive
emails and video call with family and friends
- Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs
What skills do I need?
You don’t need to be a tech guru to help out. If you use a computer at home or work, and
perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills
- A passion to help others
- Good IT and computer skills.
- Knowledge of standard operating systems and software.
- The ability to communicate well with people
- Patience and empathy.
- Your own transport or good transport links.
18 yrs and above
- Application form required
- References required
- DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
Own transport desired