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Computer Friendly
Computer Friendly
Objectives of the Organisation

Computer Friendly is a training organisation funded and managed by the charity ‘Computer Friendly St Albans’ registered no. 1096433. The prime objectives of the charity are to assist anyone in St Albans and District, including disadvantaged and excluded people, in gaining computer skills. These people could include the retired, unemployed or disabled from diverse groups.


Volunteers Required

Enjoy surfing the Internet and using your iPad or laptop?

Would you like to help others enjoy it as well?

Why not come and help us to show people how to do it?


Computer Friendly is a non-profit organisation staffed with a team of 40 + friendly volunteer trainers who help adults learn how to use iPads, laptops, the Internet in a less formal, hands-on way.


We run about 60 courses a year in Harpenden and St Albans ranging from ‘Computers for Beginners’ and iPad Internet and Email’ for people who have just acquired a laptop or iPad, building up how to set it up and manage it, to courses on hobbies such as ‘Family History using the Internet’ and ‘Digital Photography’.


You don’t need to be an expert to help on many of our courses, and we can help fill in any gaps you may have to help with the courses.


Computer Friendly would welcome Volunteers in the Harpenden and St Albans area to help out with running courses or to help at our Drop In sessions. A level of knowledge of technology is helpful as well as confidence and patience with in dealing with the people who have issues with mobile phones/ Tablets/ Computers.


Drop-in sessions - these are held most Tuesday mornings 10-1pm at the Skew Bridge on Southdown Road, Harpenden and also on Monday mornings 10:00 -1:00 at Fleetville Community Centre on Royal Road, St Albans


If you are technically oriented and like a challenge then this volunteering opportunity is for you. Our customers come into the Centre with every sort of computer problem that you can imagine and some that you cannot! You don’t have to be an expert in everything as you will join our team. Your skills may be Windows, Android tablets, phones or iPads, just contact us for an informal discussion.


Please email for a volunteer application form to or you can visit our website


Contact Details

Why not call us to see what it involves, on 01727 617359 or email us at 


Alternatively  download the Volunteer form from our website (Get Involved/Volunteer) and send it to us.


We are looking forward to meeting you!