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Social media volunteer

Could you fit in an hour or two each week to make a real and tangible difference to people living with a disability or special need?

Do you have a working knowledge of social media?

Can you work independently from home at times to suit you?

If the answer the these three questions is ‘YES’ then REMAP Berkshire would like to hear from you!

Our volunteer engineers design and make free equipment and gadgets for those with disabilities where nothing suitable is available commercially. These bespoke solutions enable people of all ages to do independently what would otherwise not be possible: sports, hobbies, travel, work, education, mobility, personal care.

We need a volunteer to join our Publicity team who is familiar with the main social media platforms and can regularly create, maintain and post items of interest to potential clients and healthcare professionals.

We can supply editorial content, images and ideas, but need someone who has the time and expertise to maintain the necessary frequency of exposure on social media and work up links of mutual benefit.

Time commitment: The time required is up to the volunteer, both in terms of the duration and timing. Could be fitted in evenings and weekends for those working.

Where is it: You will work from home, preferably in the Berkshire/North Hampshire area, as you will be invited to join in occasional meetings in person, or online, if you wish to

When is it: At times to suit the volunteer

Engineer / Maker

We have over 65 local branches across the UK, helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of requests each year to design and make customised equipment free of charge.

Our Engineer/Maker Volunteers are the essence of our local branch activities. They use their practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.

What the role involves

This role may vary depending on local needs, but is likely to include the following:
• Designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals with specific needs.
• Using your practical skills working with one or more of: Metal, wood, plastic, or electronics.
• Attending a monthly meeting of the local branch.

We can support you in developing the skills you need for this role, including induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

What you need for this role


• Practical experience in working with one of the above materials.
• Able to listen well, to understand someone’s needs.
• Able to follow Remap policies and procedures.
• Able to understand and apply our risk management system.
• Able to apply disability, equality, and inclusion practices.
• Able to keep people’s personal details safe.


• Access to your own tools and workshop. (or can access these)
• Able to drive or have good transport links.
• Committed to our values.
• Enjoy working as part of a team.
• Willing to develop skills and experience.

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