Assist Louise to get more techy Location: Manchester, North West of England Closing Date: Thursday 05 September 2019 Make a difference today! Are you a wizz on technology and happy to share your wealth of tech experience? Our member Louise is looking for a tech savvy volunteer to visit her weekly and show her more about technology in particular how to use her tablet, internet and desktop better, advising of accessible functions / apps and programs best suited to her. Louise is socially active and attends her local church groups on a regular basis, although due to her deteriorating sight loss and mobility she finds getting out and about more frustrating and difficult and therefore not getting out as much and feeling more lonely. Louise loves to chat and would really benefit by a volunteer visiting and opening the world of technology to her, that many of us take for granted. Louise is flexible as to when a volunteer can visit so anytime/days of the week would suit her. Louise lives alone in in South Manchester area, which has good transport links. So if you know your technology and would like to share in this great skill then don't delay .... apply today! What will you get out of it? It's a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs. Qualities and Skills we are looking for: We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people Patience and a warm and friendly attitude What will we ask for in return? A regular commitment of one weekly visit – usually 1-3 hours We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role Interested? Then we want to hear from you... Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on 01733 358100.