IT Volunteer

Age NI

Hours

Flexible

Where we are

Age NI
3 Lower Crescent
Belfast
BT7 1NR

About the Volunteer Opportunity

What is the overall purpose of the volunteer role?

Volunteers provide virtual and telephone IT support to older people and getting their phones, tablets and/or laptops up and running.

What will you be doing?

  • You will volunteer on an ad-hoc basis helping older people with any IT queries
  • You will be advised in advance of the date and time
  • Assist with service user IT queries – could be setting up a new phone, adding on apps, how to use Zoom etc.
  • You could meet the older person (if virtual is unsuccessful) to support them with their IT queries
  • Aim to reduce loneliness and isolation by providing IT knowledge so they can keep in touch with their families and friends virtually

What skills/qualities do you need?

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patience
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Empathetic and sensitive approach
  • Ability to adhere to GDPR procedures/maintain confidentiality

When?

The role is very flexible and will be based on service user needs.

Where?

You will connect with your service user by telephone, virtually or in-person depending on the need of the service user.

What support will you get?

  • A thorough induction session and ongoing training
  • A central point of contact (Volunteer Manager)
  • 3 monthly supervisions and ongoing support
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed
 

What will you gain?

  • Fulfilment – feel good about making a positive, life changing difference
  • Get to know new people
  • Insight into the ageing and dementia process
  • For our younger volunteers, you could boost your CV and increase your employability

What our volunteers say:

“I’ve made firm friends, met lots of lovely people and gained self-confidence. Try volunteering; it’s a wonderful feeling to help improve later life for another person.”

97% of our volunteers enjoy their role! J

Additional Information:

  • This role is only suitable for those 16 and over
  • This role requires an informal interview, Enhanced Access NI check (free of charge) and 2 satisfactory references

About the Organisation

Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Our vision is a world where everyone can love later life.  Our mission is to help people enjoy a better later life. Our society is ageing. More than 350,000 older people live in Northern Ireland, and there are more people over the age of 50 than under the age of 19. In the next twenty years, the number of people over 50 will increase by more than 30%. We believe that people should be supported to love later life.

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Register your interest

Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.