Volunteer - IT Skills Facilitator

10 December 2020 12 Noon

Forward Leeds is a drug and alcohol service for adults and young people in Leeds. We help people choose not to misuse alcohol and drugs and reduce risk taking behaviours through dedicated prevention, intervention and support. We support people through a range of treatments delivered across our three Leeds hubs - Seacroft, Armley and Kirkgate in the city centre. Those leaving structured drug and alcohol treatment can access our recovery centre, 5 Ways, and take part in a range of activities and courses. For more information see our website http://www.forwardleeds.co.uk.

Many if our services have moved online over the last few months as a result of Covid-19 and service users are increasingly using online video platforms such as Zoom to access groups and meetings. We are looking for a volunteer who can teach service users basic IT skills so they can access their support online confidently. Sessions will cover topics such as accessing the internet, emails and using online video platforms such as Zoom. This role would suit someone with an interest in facilitating and developing the skills required to lead groups. You would not need to be an expert in IT, just feel confident teaching service user's basic IT skills and relaying information in a clear and accessible way.

Our sites are Covid-19 secure and there will be strict social distancing measures in place for both staff and those attending the class.

Details of the role: 

  • Plan and deliver a monthly IT class to a small group of service users at 5 Ways, with the support of staff at 5 Ways.
  • Plan sessions that cover basic IT skills such as accessing the internet, emails and using online video platforms, such as Zoom.
  • Be on hand to support service users that may need IT support and guidance over the phone and in person (on days where you are volunteering).
  • Develop and expand the content of the sessions to meet the needs of service users.

If you are interested in this role, please fill out the Volunteering form and send back danielle.oconnell@forwardleeds.co.uk.

If you would like to find out more information, please contact Danielle or call/text 07394563585.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 10th December 2020.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.