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About the organisation

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.

We help improve the quality of life of disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people from Latin America, Europe and Africa living in London. For people with little access to services in the capital our aim is to work with their carers, families and communities, improving their quality of life, putting an end to isolation and to support community integration. Our mission is to teach our users basic computer skills so we are looking for volunteers able to commit a minimum of 1 or 2 days per week (3-4 hours) for at least 3 months to provide 1-on-1 computer lessons. Volunteers must have an understanding of Spanish, or want to develop their Spanish.

Role Aim: 

To teach LADPP users basic IT skills such as word processing, emails and using the internet.

Duties: 

1. Provide one-to-one computer lessons for users.

2. Plan lessons according to the abilities of the students.

3. Keep an attendance list for every lesson

4. Prepare lesson material in advance

5. Keep students records up to date with information about their goals and progress

6. Work in accordance with our policies of confidentiality and Health and Safety

Skills needed: 

1. Volunteer as part of a team in a friendly and dynamic environment.

2. Have the chance to work with a variety of different people and make a real difference to their lives.

3. Learn and develop skills that could be helpful for future employment opportunities or further learning.

4. Gain valuable knowledge and experience of working in the Charity sector.

5. Have the possibility to practice other languages.

6. Gain experience working in a multi-cultural/multi-lingual environment, which is highly valued by recruiters.

7. Increase your own self-confidence.

8. Attend social and cultural events organised by LADPP.

9. Make friends and have fun!

Training: 

We do not normally provide any specific training for this role.

Location: 
At our office in Kennington
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
We are looking for volunteers able to commit a minimum of 1 or 2 days per week (3-4 hours) for at least 3 months.
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