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About the organisation

Share Community

Share works with people with disabilities who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. We provide training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs. Share was founded in 1972. We are based in the London Borough of Wandsworth, but we work across the boroughs in London, supporting residents from Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Merton among others.

Application deadline: 

Are you confident with using the latest mobile, PC and tablet technology? Would you like to gain some experience of teaching adults with disabilities’ Some of our students have a learning disability; some may have physical disabilities, ill mental health or autism. We focus on what people can do, rather than what they cannot. You’ll be working in a friendly and relaxed environment with the support from the Digital Skills trainer and other volunteers. Our ICT suite has 12 PC’s, and 5 iPads. We are equipped with Office and Adobe CS4 packages.

Role Aim: 

Some of our students have a learning disability; some may have physical disabilities, ill mental health or autism. We focus on what people can do, rather than what they cannot. The aim of this role is to help students to improve their digital skills and confidence with technology.

Duties: 

Support the session leads by helping students get to grips with technological skills. This may be something like drafting emails, searching google or using the iPads.

Skills needed: 

We are looking for someone who has a passion for technology and can show our students what exciting opportunities it can provide. Our perfect volunteer would be a naturally curious, be able to use their own initiative and be friendly. You’ll need to be able to get on well with people from a variety of backgrounds. It would be good if you are up to date on the latest developments and can take an innovative approach to showing our students how to make the most out of IT for their work and pleasure.

Training: 

You will receive a comprehensive induction. You’ll receive on-going support, an opportunity to develop your skills, and most of all a genuine opportunity to make a difference to people at risk of social isolation. The cost of your activities will be covered, and your travel will be reimbursed.

Location: 
64 Altenburg Gardens London SW11 1JL
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Opportunity is available Mon-Thurs, hours flexible.

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