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Latin American Disabled People's Project

Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speaking migrant/refugee communities in London, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. Chiefly our users are from Latin America but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress and in the worst cases, homelessness. We provide a range of services aimed at supporting people to find work, learn English, understand and receive their rights, access healthcare and education. Our aims are to promote independence, well-being and community integration.

Do you have a good level of English and Spanish and a genuine interest in volunteer management? Do you want to support a small, user-led charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you! Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speakers, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. Chiefly our users are from Latin America but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress and in the worst cases, homelessness. We provide a range of services aimed at supporting people to find work, learn English, understand and receive their rights, access healthcare and education and develop themselves professionally. Our aims are to promote independence, wellbeing and community integration.

Role Aim: 

To support LADPP users to increase their knowledge in IT and help them increase their confidence so they can use digital technology in their everyday lives.

Duties: 

1. Develop your own personal and professional interests and put together your own programme of group activities relating to the use of IT. 2. Identify service users that need support and deliver small group workshops (normally 2-4 people per group - past workshops have included ?How to open an email account?, ?How to send an email?, and ?How to use Google?). 3. Help users understand the Internet and its practical uses. 4. Provide support and troubleshooting advice for problems relating to email accounts, smartphones, tablets and laptops. 5. Help users to fill out electronic forms and help them gain confidence in completing online applications. 6. Make users aware of the dangers of sharing information online and encourage best practice relating to privacy and confidentiality. 7. Work in accordance with our policies of Confidentiality and Health and Safety.

Skills needed: 

It is essential that the successful volunteer be fluent in English and Spanish or Portuguese.

Training: 

N/A

Location: 
Unit 7 42 Braganza Street London SE17 3RJ
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
N/A
Categories: 
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here