Volunteers

TADTas can promise volunteers exciting, rewarding and highly satisfying work.

Technical volunteers design, make or modify equipment for clients where nothing commercially available is suitable, tailor-making each solution to suit the needs of the client.

The level of demands on our services means that from time to time we are looking for volunteers with workshop facilities and technical skills in designing, making and evaluating a wide range of equipment to suit the individual needs of clients.

Personal Accident volunteer insurance is held and covers all TADTas volunteers whilst engaged in voluntary work organised by and on behalf of TADTas.

Each project has a team – the client, the technical volunteer, the TADTas Technical Coordinator, a health professional (if necessary) and often a carer. Each member of this team brings their skill and energy to the project, focussing on maximising the outcomes for the client.

Reimbursement for agreed out-of-pocket project related expenses is provided.

Our volunteers bring enthusiasm and a wide range of skills to TADTas. They work from their own workshops within broad guidelines set down by TADTas.

Their skills sought include:

  • Design
  • Woodwork
  • Metal work
  • Welding
  • Leather work
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Bicycle modifications
  • Product evaluation

Recent projects include:

  • A dune buggy with wide wheels, based on a billy cart design, to assist a parent negotiate soft sand to get her child to the beach;
  • Modifications to a sewing machine so that a client with limited movement can use it;
  • Modifications to a walking frame so that a little girl with cerebral palsy could use it on the beach without it getting bogged in the sand.

We seek the involvement of people with imagination who would like to use their skills to assist people with disabilities to enhance their dignity and independence.

If you would like to be part of this, contact us via our secure contact page.

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