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Sparko TV installer

Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering

Sparko is an interactive TV channel all about creating communities. It is an innovative new way for older people to connect with family, friends, community and local services from the comfort of their own home via their TV.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Volunteers help to install & develop the service and support users to take part with online activity sessions.
  • The Sparko technical team will deliver full training support for the volunteer and continue technical telephone support during connections and as and when needed

Benefits to Volunteer

  • Additional support and training is available from Sparko.
  • Making a difference in older people lives in combatting isolation.

What skills do I need?

Skill, attributes, experience and qualifications

• Experience in the audio-visual industry and/or with a TV provider

• Be able to travel independently around Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham & Havering

• Good communication skills

• Understanding of Age UK RBH’s confidentiality policy and practice

• An interest and commitment to supporting older people’s wellbeing, improved quality of life and resilience

• Ability to identify problems or concerns (including safeguarding issues) and pass on to the manager Digital Development Coordinator

• Understanding and empathy with the needs of older people

• Responsible attitude and reliability

• Patience and sensitivity

• Good sense of humour

  •   Need to be 18+

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Visits will be arranged at a time to suit volunteer & client Across the borough

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Older People
  • Ideal for people who like
  • IT/Website support
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • Interviews
  • References
  • Trial Period
  • Support provided
  • Access to telephone/online support
  • Basic reference can be provided
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Handbook available
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Written role description
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Meals/refreshments
  • Travel/mileage
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    3 months active volunteering
  • Support Provided - additional information
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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