© 2017 Volunteer for Harpenden
Why not call us to see what it involves, on 020 3239 1559 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively download the Volunteer form from our website (Get Involved/Volunteer) and send it to us.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Computer Friendly is a training organisation funded and managed by the charity ‘Computer Friendly St Albans’ registered no. 1096433. The prime objectives of the charity are to assist anyone in St Albans and District, including disadvantaged and excluded people, in gaining computer skills. These people could include the retired, unemployed or disabled from diverse groups.
Enjoy surfing the Internet and using your iPad or laptop?
Would you like to help others enjoy it as well?
Why not come and help us to show people how to do it?
Computer Friendly is a non-profit organisation staffed with a team of 40 + friendly volunteer trainers who help adults learn how to use iPads, laptops, the Internet in a less formal, hands-on way.
We run about 60 courses a year in Harpenden and St Albans ranging from ‘Computers for Beginners’ and iPad Internet and Email’ for people who have just acquired a laptop or iPad, building up how to set it up and manage it, to courses on hobbies such as ‘Family History using the Internet’ and ‘Digital Photography’.
You don’t need to be an expert to help on many of our courses, and we can help fill in any gaps you may have to help with the courses.
If you have a bit more knowledge you might like to help on our more advanced courses, or even lead a course: it’s very rewarding!
If you are better at one-to-one conversations, we also have ‘surgeries’ where we help people with their specific problems.
We also need help in the office, to organise the courses and book people on to them. That can be done from your own home. We also try to call some students after their courses to find out how they got on.
We do all this at locations in Harpenden and St Albans, with courses running six times a year. You only need to commit to what you want to do and when you want to do it: every little helps!
People volunteer to help us for lots of reasons: meeting new people, learning something different, work experience, giving back to the community, but definitely to have fun!
You can see the range of things we do on our website:
Volunteers required to spread the word about Computer Friendly
Computer Friendly has been helping local people get onto the Internet and get more out of it for the last fifteen years. Not being able to use the Internet to keep in touch with friends, and now increasingly businesses, puts more mature people at a disadvantage, which is where Computer Friendly helps. As well as getting people started from scratch on tablets and laptops, they show them how to sort out their photos and files, and how to use the Internet for their hobbies.
Spreading the word relies on a very small number of people, yet there is a huge amount to do. Computer Friendly is looking for people who can help us spread the word in lots of ways:
Interested parties should phone 0203 239 1559 or email email@example.com