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Join our volunteer engineer team making aids for the disabled that are not available to buy

DIY / Maintenance volunteer needed for Remap Berkshire

Remap is a national organisation, of which Remap Berkshire forms part and serves the Berkshire area.

Our volunteer engineers make aids for the disabled that are not available to buy. If a person with a disability, or their carer or medical practitioner, identifies the need for a piece of equipment which no one makes, then Remap will.

Our service is free to the user. When allocated a job, you will visit the client to understand the problem, design and make the aid in his own workshop, and give it to the client. The ability to come up with an original concept is vital; no one comes to us with a ready-made design! It would suit a skilled DIYer, model maker or craftsman with a workshop at home and a car to visit clients. The timing and duration of the work are flexible.

Although most volunteers are retired, some fit their volunteering around full-time work. This work will appeal to anyone who enjoys solving problems and making things. Take a look at the BBC news item about one of our projects below.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Robert Monk, Case Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07790 127 123

Location description
Work from home in Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The duration and timing is up to the volunteer
Task type?
DIY / Maintenance
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloInventivePatient
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Initial mentoring and ongoing advice
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Out-of-pocket expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
18 June 2019

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