Remap Volunteering Engineering


Katherine Hueston King

Volunteer Project Manager at Remap                                                                                                  

 Remap Northern Ireland are looking for people with a background in engineering, electronics, computing, or wood/metal work to help make bespoke engineering products for people with disabilities. You can get the satisfaction from really making a difference to a person's life, as well as contributing to your own profession development.


Remap                                       Remap Volunteering Engineer                                                                                 

 What is Remap?                                 How can you help?                        What is in it for you?


What is Remap?

Remap is a charity which produces aids and equipment for disabled people where there are no suitable alternatives. This service is provided free of charge and is delivered entirely by volunteers.

Remap Northern Ireland is one of over 70 local groups across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Each piece of equipment is tailor-made to suit the specific needs of an individual.


How can you help?

Remap NI are looking for engineering volunteers to make  this bespoke equipment. Many of our volunteers are from an engineering background, but we also need electronics and computing experts, people skilled with wood, in fact anyone with a talent for making things.


As a Remap volunteer you will get to meet the disabled people we help.

Your job is to solve whatever practical challenge they throw at you, designing and then making a special piece of equipment that will help them become more independent. 


What's in it for me?

Our volunteers say that they get huge satisfaction from helping people overcome the practical problems they face and see how lives can be transformed by sometimes simple solutions.

The experience gained from volunteering will also help your own professional development, and can provide you with evidence of competencies to contribute to your CEng, lEngTech application.



For more information on Remap and to sign up as a volunteer, visit our website                                                                                                                                        


Otherwise to learn more about volunteering as an engineering for Remap NI, please contact our branch Chair, Victor Cole, on 07801782229                                                                                          


Case Study


Sarah has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She needed a way to lift her baby, Dexter, out of his cot. Remap  NI came up with a solution, where the cot's legs were extended and the normal drop side was adapted by fitting a door.This way Sarah was able to drive her wheelchair underneath the cot to get close, and she could get Dexter out of the cot through the door, without having to lift him over the top.


"The cot is amazing ! ireally can't thank you all enough.

       It really has been life changing


 for Dexter and I."






Check out Makeability to see a full list of projects Remap has worked on