Do you enjoy using computers and the internet? Have a good understanding of IT software packages? And would enjoy sharing your skills and knowledge to make a difference to survivors of stroke? Then we would love to hear from you.
An IT Volunteer plays a valuable role in preventing stroke patients experiencing social isolation whilst helping them to learn new skills build independence.
Tasks could include:
-setting up computers and install computer programs for clients
-Helping and supporting clients to use computer programmes, the internet and online resources eg: Skype, online shopping etc.
-Helping clients to resolve tech technical problems they may experience by providing Troubleshooting support and practical advice
-Help to promote and raise awareness of stroke and the Stroke Association using online resources and
and social media.
-Help to produce, maintain and moderate online/electronic resources eg: e-newsletters, forums.
This is a flexible role that can be performed form your home, at service user's homes or out in the community and can be delivered around your existing commitments. The Stroke Association will also train and support you to deliver your role as well as paying expenses.
So, if you have excellent knowledge of information technology, are able to travel independently within a reasonable distance from your home( if required) and have an understanding of how to make IT accessible, then the Charity would love to hear from you.
In return, you will enjoy and gain hands on practical experience of providing IT support to clients who request it. Gain experience of supporting service users with a wide range of needs and gain an understanding of stroke and its effects. Also you will be making a massive contribution to a national charity and enjoy the satisfaction this brings.
have an excellent knowledge of information technology.
-You are able to travel independently within a reasonable distance from your home if required.
-You have an understanding of how to make IT accessible