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02 December 2020

An older man being shown how to use a mobile phone

If you’re looking to make a difference in Herefordshire and have some technology experience, AbilityNet needs your support!

AbiltyNet support older people and people of any age, who are living with a disability or impairment, to use technology to achieve their goals at home, work and in education.  They also offer assistance to full time carers.  They provide a range of specialist advice and training services and free information resources, which help to create a more accessible digital world for everyone.

If you have any technology experience or knowledge and want to volunteer in Herefordshire, you’ll be joining a team of over 300 volunteers across the UK, who provide one to one technology support to older and / or disabled people in their own home, helping with everything from computers and laptops to smartphones and tablets.

Don’t worry if you’re not a technology guru, even if you just use a computer at home or work or perhaps you support family and friends with their tech issues, then you’re likely to have the skills needed, which include:

  • A passion to help others
  • Good IT and computer skills
  • Knowledge of standard operating systems and software
  • The ability to communicate well with people
  • A willingness to network across the county to increase the number of service users
  • Patience and empathy
  • Your own transport or good transport links*

The amount of time you will need to volunteer, is dependent on the level of demand in Herefordshire.  However, on average, a volunteer carries out four hours a month, which is flexible and can be arranged around your home and work commitments, including in the evening or over the weekend.

If you’re reading this and thinking “that sounds perfect for me”, then find out more about the available opportunities by calling 0800 048 7642, e-mailing or visiting

*  Please note: During the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of support is being offered remotely, as opposed to face to face.