CoolTan Arts are looking for Volunteer Assistants for their weekly Computer Club, supporting adults with mental health needs to learn basic IT skills.
CoolTan provides a free, drop-in Computer Club on Thursday mornings for a small group. The Club focuses on helping people to work through ‘Learn My Way’, a website of free online courses for digital beginners.
The Volunteer Assistant would support participants with the ‘Learn My Way’ classes, and also with other IT-related skills that participants would like to learn. The class is currently led by a Tutor, but there is the opportunity for the Volunteer Assistant to progress to running the classes themselves.
What are they looking for?
- Someone with an interest in supporting adults with mental health needs to learn beginner IT skills.
- A good knowledge of using computers, the internet, and be patient and enthusiastic about teaching those skills to others.
- CoolTan particularly welcomes volunteers with disabilities and those with lived experience of mental distress.
- You will be available for the Computer Club on Thursday mornings between 11am and 1pm.
Volunteers are required to train as Digital Champions before assisting in the class. This is a short course you can take in your own time, and covers how to inspire people in your community to enhance their digital skills. More information is available here: www.learnmyway.com/courses/how-to-be-a-digital-champion.
CoolTan Arts will cover travel expenses, and we will pay up to the cost of a One Day Bus Pass if needed.
To apply, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 701 2696