Posted 4th June 2020
Dee joined us earlier this year as a volunteer at our Tuesday morning group. After a full time career in IT she was fortunate to be able to switch to part time work to allow her to spend more time supporting her mother and also to help out in the local community.
When Dee came across Dyscover she was very interested in what we do as her father in law has aphasia and she says that she knew what a positive impact conversation provides.
Dee says that she ‘absolutely loves volunteering for Dyscover and can see what an enormous difference the support meetings have on members and their carers’.
But COVID-19 has brought on new and creative ways of working and Dee now provides telephone support to 2 members, talking to them regularly, each week for about 30mins. She says that she has found it allows to ‘connect to members on a personal level and get to know more about them’.
Dee has also provided some IT training for staff and volunteers.
Dee says that she also finds the weekly staff/volunteer team meetings useful and that ‘it’s a good way to stay in touch with the other team members and hear the progress of the united support’ and that she is ‘proud to be part of the Dyscover team’.
Thank you Dee for sharing your story and for being part of the team! We are very grateful for all your hard work!