Have you ever wondered why so many volunteers spend hours and hours every week working for SeniorNet?
Here's why: we like helping people to make the most of their computers, and we are rewarded by the excellent progress members make when they are prepared to practise. Then there is the odd accolade - that's really nice too.
It's the icing on the cake..
We are happy to share some comments with you...
'I have been most impressed with the organisation, function
and performance of SeniorNet. The knowledge, ability to
impart, friendship and enthusiasm of the tutors I have had
experience with is quite remarkable, considering this is an
unpaid, voluntary organisation. This question has crossed my
mind: Who needs a competitive model to promote efficiency
when we see SeniorNet in operation!'
“My previous computer experience was on a trial and error basis interacting
with the computer as though it was a mysterious black box.
When I got into difficulty there was sometimes a family member around
to help me. If not, I had to wait for one.
Hence the SeniorNet courses have been wonderful as I have learnt about
computer processes in an orderly way and have filled in the vast gaps in my
knowledge as well as learning some new tricks.
The course manuals are a great resource and I often refer back to them e.g. when
making a text box.
I now do the publicity for a prominent Community Group and I am putting my newly
learnt skills into action: such things as sending emails with attachments, putting event
details onto websites and designing posters. I can even load and send photos now so feel
very pleased with myself.
I like the people involved with SeniorNet too as they are a dynamic lot with lots of
other interests. They are a good inspiration to me when I see what they can
achieve on computers.” J.W.
From a prominent I.T. professional
“Congratulations on the launch of your new web site. It’s a great site – clean,
clear and uncluttered. It’s really professional. You have learned a huge amount
about web building in a short time – I’m very impressed and I think it’s excellent.”
From course participants
"Thanks, tutor team! You’ve been such a wonderful team; knowledgeable, patient
and fun and all on a voluntary basis...we’re so lucky! It’s been great learning so
many really useful new skills; thank you! "
"To-day was excellent - informative, interesting and ending with such fun!
Txs for your patience & expertise - & also thanks to the other tutors for the support & assistance."
I’m a newish member and have just received your newsletter. I’d like to say how impressed I am
with it, the services offered by Senior Net, and the level of communication with the members.
A great advert for the skills we hope to obtain! Thank you for your part in this."
"...I hope to enrol in more courses soon...thank you to all you volunteers who give us "wrinklies"
confidence to join the I.T. Revolution".