Volunteer Engineer

The Role
You will be a good communicator and listener, who can take instructions and understand the needs
of disabled clients and healthcare professionals. You must have the ability to turn that knowledge
into solutions which make life easier for the disabled.
You will therefore be able to design and make pieces of equipment for individuals with specific
Using your practical skills, you will work with one or more of the following materials and technology:
metal, wood, plastic, 3D CAD software, and electronics.
You will need to have your own tools and workshop or access to these.
You will be expected to attend bi-monthly local branch meetings.
You will have to undergo DBS clearance and be 18+
This is a voluntary role but out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including induction into all the areas
outlined. You will at any time be able to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.
Key Abilities and Attributes
To listen well, so that you understand someone’s needs.
The ability to design and construct devices that help the disabled.
Set up and install the equipment you have designed and built wherever the patient is living.
Able to drive your own vehicle or have good transport links.
Enjoy working as part of a team.
Willing to develop skills and experience.
Practical design skills that may have been obtained though DIY activities or in skilled employment.
Able to follow Remap policies and procedures.
Able to understand and apply our risk management system.
Able to apply disability, equality, and inclusion practices.
Able to keep people’s personal details safely.

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Mission Statement

Surrey Remap is the local group representing the national charity Remap (www.remap.org.uk).

The objective of this charity is to design and make custom equipment for the disabled when such equipment is not available commercially.


A visit to the website will demonstrate that this often involves quite simple devices, modifications to existing equipment, and even some quite complex projects. Remap comprises a very small Head Office and a countrywide network of volunteer 'engineers' and handymen, who work from their own home workshops.