The Aspire Assistive Technology programme provides access to computers and training for people with a spinal cord injury whilst they are in rehabilitation in a Spinal Injury Centres.
We are looking for two types of volunteers to help on the programme.
Computer Administration and Support
We are looking for volunteers who can help maintain and administer the computers that are used on the programme. A good aptitude for IT is required as well as the ability to work accurately to instructions to keep the computers in the best possible working order. These roles are based at Stanmore, but working remotely is also a possibility.
You should be able to commit around 8 hours per month, but times can be flexible.
Assistive Technology Trainers
Our volunteer trainers work with patients in the Spinal Injury Centres helping them to regain access to a computer following injury. Training and support is given to patients as they learn how to use a computer using any special access equipment that is required.
The training is delivered at one of the Spinal Injury Centres. These are located at Stanmore, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury, Wakefield, Sheffield, Southport, Cardiff and Belfast. Volunteers will need to be able to travel to the centre and usually commit to one 2-3 hour afternoon or morning session per week.
Vacancies currently exist at the following centres: Oswestry, Stoke Mandeville, Sheffield and Salisbury, but if you are interested in volunteering at any one of the centres please contact us for further information.
For both positions training will be given and travel expenses reimbursed.
For more information please contact Andrew Kell, Assistive Technology Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, 020 8420 6732.