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Volunteering for us

Volunteering for us

There have been volunteers at Compaid since our very beginning, and today more than 40 people regularly volunteer at least one day a week in our digital skills training or transport service.

People volunteering in our training centre might help a service user to get creative with art or photography software, or show another how to send an email or to trace their ancestry. Volunteer drivers can take disabled and elderly people to day centres, local attractions, or hospital appointments.

We appreciate the huge contribution that all of our volunteers make to the successful running of our charity, and understand the importance of saying 'thank you’. All volunteers receive regular support starting with a formal induction followed by ongoing training and supervision and an annual appraisal. They can also claim for reasonable travel expenses, so that they are not out of pocket through volunteering at Compaid.

Andy retired from the Metropolitan Police and now volunteers as a driver for Compaid.

“Volunteering is very rewarding and enjoyable. Everyone is very friendly and you are made to feel welcome from the start. I meet and talk to people from all walks of life and every day is different.”

We are currently looking for volunteers to support our services in the following areas:

Volunteer Driver based in Paddock Wood

Our Transport Service has helped those who cannot use public transport to safely get out and about during the pandemic.

We now are looking for experienced drivers join our busy transport team, based in Paddock Wood. This is an interesting and rewarding role as you may be bringing disabled people to and from our digital skills training centre in the town, taking older people on shopping trips to Tunbridge Wells or Tonbridge, or helping run outings in the local area.

You will be driving small minibuses of up to 14 seats, or smaller wheelchair adapted vehicles. The minimum commitment from you is 1 regular day a week expecting to be on the road for around 4-6 hours during the day, with regular breaks.

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Volunteer Digital Skills trainers based in Paddock Wood

From practical digital skills to companionship, our Training Centre volunteers offer so much, and each brings their individual experience to our regular learners at our friendly centre in Paddock Wood. Volunteers typically spend between two to five hours each day they volunteer, supporting our clients to learn or relearn computer skills in a fun and informal way. Activities may include creative writing, using art or photography software, researching the internet, playing games and sending emails.

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