Could you volunteer with Remap Bristol?
You don’t have to be a professional engineer, anyone with good practical skills and design ideas can contribute. It is essential you have a workshop, workspace or somewhere you can work on things and you ideally need a car to reach the many people we help across the local area.
Volunteers who make equipment for disabled people are at the heart of our work, using their inventive ability and practical skills to overcome problems
Many are mechanical engineers, but we also have electronics and computing experts, people skilled with wood, metal, fabric, those with a passion for model engineering, DIY enthusiasts, in fact all sorts of people with a talent for making things and accepting a challenge! There is always plenty of advice available from other Bristol Panel members or members nationwide. Bristol currently has about 27 members and there are about 850 nationwide.
We are very flexible and volunteers only take on work, sometimes jointly, for which they feel they have the necessary skills. The frequency and type of work is entirely down to the individual. You don’t have to attend meetings but it would be good to see you once in a while!
You will meet the disabled people we help, often with an occupational therapist or health professional who can provide clinical input. You will design and make the required equipment, provide basic documentation and take photographs to illustrate it.
Out of pocket expenses are paid and all our volunteers participate in local group meetings (currently at the Stoke Gifford Retirement Village Bristol BS16 1EJ on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm or by Zoom) where the current projects and items of general interest are discussed.
Remap volunteers are highly valued – everything we do depends on volunteers!
- enjoy the challenge of solving problems
- have the pleasure of helping people achieve things which they may not have been able to do before
- belong to a local group of like-minded people
- keep their skills, talents and interests alive and relevant
Interested? Please apply via our main website here
Find out more about volunteering with Remap using the links below