Our amazing volunteers help provide IT for all!

Owen Grey, Reference Librarian, writes: 

Here at Kensington & Chelsea libraries, our volunteers do a fantastic job: this is just a quick update on the computer help sessions being run by our amazing helpers!


Volunteers have been running sessions in Kensington Central Library for some time now. As time goes on not only are they able to teach others new skills on computers, but also on a variety of devices:  it isn’t just PCs out there any more…

Our volunteers can help you to get to grips with:

  • Laptops
  • Phones (e.g iPhones and Android devices)
  • Tablets (e.g. iPads)

They have also been able to master new skills themselves through the use of these devices, often learning alongside their students. I was able to witness this myself when I had my first go on Windows 8!

If you are a beginner or want to learn more, then feel free to come along to one of our sessions in the community space in Kensington Central Library. You can either come along to one of our drop-in sessions on Saturdays or book a session on Tuesday or Thursday mornings. For times of these sessions and other regular adult events please check our website here.

So a big thank you to our great volunteers for keeping these sessions up and running and being prepared to teach users not just on library computers but much more!

If you are interested in volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea, either in one of our libraries or somewhere else, then please get in touch with the Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer Centre.