Volunteering

Could you volunteer with Remap Berkshire?  You don’t have to be a professional engineer; anyone with ingenuity, good practical skills and design ideas can contribute.  It helps if you have a workshop or somewhere you can work on things, and you need a car to reach the many people we help across the local area.  And you do not have to wait until you retire; your volunteering can fit in around other commitments.

Take our test:  we were recently approached to solve these problems; do you have the ingenuity to come up with better solutions?  If so, you should definitely contact us.

  • Jane’s limited dexterity means that she cannot hold the plug on the charger lead of her tablet to insert it for charging, meaning she has to ask someone else to do it each time.  What would you do to give her the independence to do it for herself?  Here is our solution.
  • A special school encourages its students to play bongo drums, but the drums are designed to stand on the floor with the user sitting forward and over the drum. This is not possible using a wheelchair, especially when upper body movement is restricted. The solution must suit a range of wheelchairs, drum sizes and users.  Here is our solution.
  • Paul suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has great difficulty in using aerosols because of their often over-complex shaped caps. The solution needs to work on a range of aerosol sizes and contents.  Here is our solution.  Could you do better?

If this sort of challenge interests you, please contact us to discuss joining.

We also welcome non-technical volunteers to help with admin tasks.  Find out more about volunteering with Remap using the links below.