Opportunity of the Week @ Wandsworth Care Alliance

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

IT Support Volunteer, Wandsworth Care Alliance

Opportunity Description

We require a IT Support Volunteer to work with Word Up! Who were the first learning disability newspaper in the UK and the only newspaper owned and controlled by disabled people. Word Up! Is a volunteer led project and keeps striving towards their aim, to be a leading disabled charity in Wandsworth.

Word Up! Is now expanding through going online and the new interactive website will be a new platform to reach a wider audience and represent a wider spectrum of people. Empowering individuals with learning difficulties, in Wandsworth and beyond to have a voice, and speak up about things that concern them.

The new online news site can be used as a tool to help people with learning difficulties to learn or become more confident in using the internet and interact with others, through training and sharing experiences with their peers.

This role would be suitable for someone who shares the same values of empowerment and respect for vulnerable adulates, particularly with learning difficulties and disabilities. You will be sensitive to the online needs of people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Benefits to the Volunteer

The motivation to volunteer is different for everyone. It could be that you want to help other people, to increase your experience, or to give something back to the community.

Our aim for volunteering is to offer a range of activities that allow people of all abilities to experience the different elements of the work we do, whilst being supported and allowed to develop new and existing skills.

The benefits of volunteering will be improving your skills and confidence and enhance your CV, as we will provide you with references when you leave.

Skills & Qualifications Required

Word Up! is a volunteer led project and in committing yourself to volunteering you will help us to highlight the issues that affect people with Learning Difficulties.

Ideally we are looking for volunteers to commit to 1-2 days per week, for a minimum of 3 months, however short term or one off volunteer's are also welcome for specific tasks.

Skills Required:

A good understanding of graphic design to develop and maintain website pages to ensure it is visually effective, easy to access and provide an accurate and immediate source of information.


  • Able to update website using Word Press.
  • Upload articles, photos and video's and reply to comments on the website and Facebook page.
  • Update and expand the Word Up! Blog page.
  • Ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines.
  • Undertake any other task that may be required.


  • Experience of working with people with learning difficulties
  • Understanding or interested in media used and applications available for people with learning difficulties and able to source and make recommendations.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete a registration form or apply via the Do-it website.

Already registered with us? E-mail us or call us on 0300 365 9950 to get involved.