Success Stories

Evesham Library Volunteers

Ajit Marwaha and Tom Mills are both volunteers at Evesham Library

What Ajit does

Ajit is a digital champion, teaching basic IT skills to adults, mostly people who have been referred to the library's Work Club by the Job Centre.

Job searches now have to be carried out via the 'Universal job search' website and, in order to do this, people need to be registered online.

Ajit helps these jobseekers, many of whom do not have a computer of their own, to create e-mail addresses, prepare CVs, carry out job searches and she also teaches them how to apply for jobs online and attach copies of their CVs.

The Work Club is held every Tuesday morning at Evesham Library.

Ajit said:

"I previously worked as an Executive Officer at JobCentrePlus and I had come across so many adults who had no computer skills so they found it very difficult to search for jobs and to submit applications online as requested by most firms. So, when I retired, I found out that my local library held a Work Club once a week to help these people and I volunteered to be part of it.

"I find it very rewarding to be able to help people at one of the most difficult times when they are searching for work and it is very rewarding when they are successful," she added.

What Tom does

Tom Mills runs the basic computer Learn My Way sessions on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

He teaches people basic computing skills such as how to use a keyboard and mouse and how to access the internet and email.

Most of the learners teaches are older people and are keen to gain new computer skills so they can better keep in touch with their own families as well as using the Internet to book holidays and shop.

Tom said:

"I have been doing this for over a year now and I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with other people."

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer at your local library, please contact your local library.