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Computer Friendly

Objectives of the Organisation

To help the digitally disadvantaged to take advantage of technology in the St Albans District.

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 with a team of 50 + friendly volunteer trainers who help adults learn how to use iPads, laptops, the Internet in a less formal, hands-on way. In 2020 we were awarded the very prestiguous Queens Award for Voluntary Service.


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 dont 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 Covid lockdown permitting these will be held most Thursday mornings 10-1pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 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 to us with every sort of computer problem that you can imagine and some that you cannot! You dont have to be an expert in everything but patience and a desire to help others is key. Your skills may be Windows, Android tablets, phones, iPads, Software or Social Media apps. Just contact us for an informal discussion.


Please email for a volunteer application form to chris.rigby@computerfriendly.org.uk or you can visit our website https://www.computerfriendlystalbans.org.uk

Contact Details

Why not call us to see what it involves, on 01727 617359 or email us at courses@computerfriendly.org.uk 

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


We are looking forward to meeting you!