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Mary Ward Centre

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Interested in working with older people and confident in using a smart phone or iPad? We need you! We are looking for volunteers to help support our iPad and tablet classes that run in community venues in Camden. You will get chance to support our older learners and tutors, share your expertise and maybe learn a skill or two as well.

You don’t need to be a computer expert, just be familiar with using a smartphone / tablet, be friendly and patient and have a desire to help older people discover the amazing things technology can offer. You’ll meet some fun people and gain lots of experience in community adult education along the way.

Help out with one off iPad taster events or short 4 week courses. Classes run for 2 hours and travel to and from the centre will be reimbursed.

We look forward to hearing from you or just pop into the Mary Ward Centre to see us.

Role Aim: 

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

Duties: 

Supporting tutor in delivery of the class

Answering technology queries older people may have

Helping learners to fill in paperwork for the course

Building older people’s technology skills and confidence

Skills needed: 

Patience,

Friendliness

Good level of computer skills

Desire to help older people improve their digital skills

Training: 

Volunteers will receive an informal induction.

Location: 
Courses take place in community centres, sheltered housing, libraries and care homes in and around Camden.
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
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