Do you need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.

Lifeline

For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000

Childline

Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111

Samaritans

24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call us

IT Volunteer - Downpatrick

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

To assist adults with mental health issues to learn or maintain basic computer skills on a one to one or group basis.

MAIN DUTIES

  • To support clients to learn or maintain basic IT skills such as navigating a PC, Tablet or Ipad device.
  • To support clients to set-up emails and be aware of internet safety.
  • To prepare training materials required for the sessions.
  • To adhere to MindWise policies including Data Protection and Social Media.

ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

Experience in a range of computer packages

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Good organisational skills

Reliability

Interest in supporting those affected by mental health difficulties

 

Desirable

Trained to ECDL level

Previous experience delivering IT classes

Previous experience within the voluntary sector

Previous knowledge of those affected by severe mental illness

MindWise volunteers are encouraged to live the MindWise values when they are carrying out a volunteer role, in all interactions with staff, service-users and other volunteers. The MindWise values are;

  • Passion - We are passionate about mental health and wellbeing
  • Respect - We are respectful and value everyone
  • Empathy - We are empathetic, we listen and support you when you need it
  • Togetherness - We believe that working together is the best way to achieve our goals

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All appropriate and agreed expenses will be covered as per MindWise expenses policy. 

Enhanced Access NI checks will be carried out on all regulated positions and successfully returned prior to placement. To assist in the role volunteers will be expected to attend and fully engage in guidance and support meetings with an allocated volunteer supervisor and will have access to regular training.

SELECTION

Volunteer applicants will be inducted via the Active 8 volunteer programme. They will be interviewed by the Volunteer Manager and the Service Manager.

Apply now

Click here to apply. 


Share this page