Tech Volunteer

Do you have a passion for the power of technology?

Our vision is to create...

"A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all"

As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people and disabled people are not excluded from the digital world.

  • Contacting clients to arrange a date / time to support (home visits or supporting them remotely)
  • Carrying out tech support for the clients you have accepted
  • Feeding back on progress via our online ticketing system
  • Supporting your local Coordinator with promoting the volunteer service in the local area
  • Getting together with other tech volunteers at team meetings and wider company events
  • Undergoing training on technology, particularly adaptive technology
  • Supporting other volunteers through our online chat facility

This opportunity is part of the Volunteer Passport Scheme and is subject to a recruitment process including one day of training with Newcastle City Learning. If you are interested please contact


You don't need to be a tech guru to help out. If you use a computer at home or work, and perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills we need:

  • A passion to help others
  • Good IT and computer skills
  • Knowledge of standard operating systems and software
  • The ability to communicate well with people
  • Patience and empathy
  • Your own transport or good transport links


  • Age restrictions
    Only 19’s Only.
  • DBS check required
  • Expenses reimbursed

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/02/2023

End Date: 01/02/2025

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