She approached Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) to see what opportunities were out there for someone with her IT background. They told her about the Digital Champions project run by Peabody.
Since signing up Denise has been giving one-to-one support to more than 20 residents, helping them to develop their
digital skills, covering everything from connecting to the internet to learning how to use tools such as PowerPoint and Zoom.
Denise said: “My experience working with Peabody has been excellent. Everyone has been welcoming, positive and willing to help.
“Volunteering has meant I’ve retained my skills and my confidence, and I feel I’m giving back to the community. It’s given me a great sense of achievement.”
If you’d like to find out more about the Digital Champions project, there are weekly drop-in sessions on Mondays between 9.30am and 11am at The Moorings Sociable Club and on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am at The Nest.
There’s also going to be a volunteering fair in June where you’ll be able to find out about all opportunities in Thamesmead.
Keep an eye on our website for more details or contact Uzma Ali at email@example.com for information about the fair or volunteering in Thamesmead generally.