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About the organisation

Abbey Community Centre

Buzzing and diverse community centre in the heart of Kilburn offering activities for kids through to older people

Application deadline: 

Do you think you could be a Tech Buddy and help an older person get online and learn all the amazing things technology has to offer? Maybe you’ve helped your parents or grandparents with online shopping, using their smartphone or setting up a Facebook page. Or you just think it’s really important to get older people online. If so, we want to hear from you.

You’ll meet some great people, gain lots experience of community work in a buzzing and diverse centre, and receive bags of gratitude (and tea and biscuits!) from us!

You don’t need to be Bill Gates to do this role - just be a regular user of computers/tablets/smartphones, be friendly, have plenty of patience and a genuine desire to help older people get more confident using technology.

We have regular drop-in sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays for older people with queries, or you can help people 1-2-1 here at the centre or in their homes at times more convenient to you.

We look forward to hearing from you or just pop into the centre to see us (it’s really easy to get to us from Euston and Camden Town).

Role Aim: 

To help older people get online, build their confidence and discover all the amazing things technology has to offer them

Duties: 

Answering technology queries older people may have (smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs etc), building older people’s technology skills and confidence, helping at group IT drop-in sessions at the community centre, helping people 1-2-1 at the centre or in people’s homes (where the person cannot come to the centre)

Skills needed: 

? Patience

* Friendliness

* Good level of computer skills

* Genuine desire to help older people get online

* Integrity

* Empathy

Training: 

Full training and induction

Location: 
Abbey Community Centre 222c Belsize Road Kilburn London NW6 4DJ
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Anytime to suit the volunteer and older person
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