Assistive technology volunteer needed

We are looking for a motivated and skilled individual to help us to provide our assistive technology service to our visually impaired members, supporting our Tech Advisor.

Interaction would either be in-house at our HQ, or on the telephone with members.

Potential time required is between 4 – 10 hours per week, based at our HQ in Rowlands Road, or from home, if by telephone.

We need someone with good technical knowledge who is willing to learn and become a specialist on assistive apps and platforms.

The volunteer must possess good soft skills so, for example, you need to be friendly and a clear communicator to establish a rapport with our members as you will need to explain complex instructions to people, some of whom rely entirely on audio or verbal communications.

Ideal skills needed:

  • Communication verbal and written – an ability to adapt tone and content to audience when liaising with various parties
  • Technology – good knowledge of a variety of technology. Confidence to learn about new apps and devices quickly.
  • Problem-solving – adaptable and responsive to unexpected tech issues and be creative in overcoming challenges.

There is no need for qualifications for this volunteer role, but we place importance on having wonderful people skills and being confident with a variety of technology.

If you would like more information or to apply for this role, please get in touch with Katie either by email katie@sswcharity.org.uk or by phone on 01903 235782. Thank you!