Volunteers Week 2021

Here’s a list of the Tech Support, Mark, a volunteer, has provided for us. Just a little showcase of the type of things some of our volunteers do.

  • Assisted with the set up of a new laptop with voice recognition as typing was becoming difficult.
  • Provided and configured a Wifi extender to ensure laptop could be used in the living room.
  • Configured Whatsapp to backup weekly.
  • Reduced popups by configuring settings in Chrome.
  • Resolved issues with wireless printers which had stopped working.
  • For a person whose sight was deteriorating, demonstrated iPad use with accessibility settings and loaned an iPad. Set up Borrowbox (Free eLibrary for public libraries in Warwickshire that can be used for Audio books and eBooks) and Amazon Audible, Demonstrated a Firestick that turns any reasonably modern TV into a Smart TV with BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Prime Video etc. ( Many other types available including Chromecast stick).
  • Helped with the transfer of mobile phone contract, while retaining existing number (Porting). Thank you so much!

cannot thank you enough

Dear Helen,
I want to take this opportunity to send you my personal thanks to you and all the volunteers. You have recently started to collect and deliver medication to my mother who keeps very poor health. I myself do most of the care for my mother cooking, cleaning,taxi driver etc… whilst trying to juggle a young family and work, the fact that I now don’t have the added task of collecting medication each month has taken a considerable amount of pressure off me and for that I cannot thank you enough. You may not always get thanked by everyone personally but I can assure you the work and dedication you put into this support group is greatly appreciated by those you and your volunteers are helping. THANK YOU