Technology and Volunteers Required to reduce Digital Isolation
The Covid19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on digital isolation and the impact that it has on the health and wellbeing of individuals. Statistics show that 78% of older people cannot access the digital world. As a result, and together with other organisations such as Hertfordshire County Council and the NHS, W3RT will be working to tackle this issue, however, we need your help to do so!
Donate your Equipment!
Starting on the 10th June and until the 29th July 2021 between 10am and 12pm, the Holywell Community Centre will be open for you to donate old tablets/laptops you no longer need. As part of this project, we will refurbish and restore these laptops and then arrange for them to be donated to individuals within our community who would be digitally isolated without them. All we ask is that the donated items are in a useable condition, that you remove all passwords from them and any ‘Find my Phone/Tablet’ features before they are donated.
For more information about donating equipment, email [email protected].
Digital Volunteers Needed
As well as providing individuals with technology, we are aware that individuals may also lack the skills/confidence in using technology which keeps them digitally excluded. Therefore, we will also be looking for volunteers to help train these individuals so that they can engage online.
If you would be interested in becoming a digital volunteer, we are holding an information session on the 9th June 2021 at 4pm on Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected]. The session will be recorded and shared with everyone who has registered to attend, so if you are unable to attend but would like to receive a copy of the recording, please registered also.