Use your practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives. The role involves designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals who have a specific need. Requests for help come from health professionals or directly from the public and we only help where no existing product is commercially available. You will be joining a local group of like-minded enthusiasts and with some opportunities for collaboration.
We are looking for people who have practical skills, working with one or more of: metal, wood, plastic or electronics. It is also important to be able to listen well, to understand someone's needs, translate that into a practical design and ensure the equipment made is appropriate and safe.
It is essential that you have your own tools and workshop to make the equipment and a great help if you drive and have access to a car. Meetings of the local group take place in the daytime/evening and all expenses are paid.
Practical skills in design and construction with wood, or metal, or plastic and own tools/workshop.
Volunteers may work on own premises
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 17/03/2015
End Date: 04/08/2019
This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Harlow, Maldon, Rayleigh and Rochford, Southend, Tendring, Thurrock, Uttlesford
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