Volunteers Week

This week is Volunteers Week (if you are on Twitter then take a look at #volunteersweek) which led us to thinking about the importance of volunteers  to charities and organisations, not just in this country, but around the world.

Many charities were set up by volunteers who saw a need and were willing to put their time, energy and enthusiasm into making something happen. Over the years our volunteers have helped us keep in touch with our learners and helped spread the message of what we do and how it can help change people’s lives. They have spoken to learners and listened to their fears (many learners really want to get online but are scared that they won’t succeed) talked them through problems with equipment, and generally made them want to keep going.

Working with new learners we have been told they have no-one they could email – our volunteers (often previous learners with us themselves now sharing their skills) have supplied a “buddy” system – someone to practise on when sending an email out into the unknown.

With funding stretched to the limit volunteers have an even greater part to play in helping us all keep going and for this we would very much like to say thanks to each and every one of you!

If you would like to volunteer with us please contact enquiries@ucandoit.org.uk

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UCanDoIT is a charity that teaches IT skills to people with disabilities on a one to one basis in their own homes.
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