Teach older adults how to get connected using computers and other devices! Volunteer to instruct a series of classes, short term workshops or provide individualized assistance. Teach a maximum of six beginner or intermediate students using lessons designed for older adult learners. Topics may include Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Office programs, Facebook, Internet and Email, Skype, cell phones, tablets and more. The world of modern technology is ever changing, so help teach seniors how to stay in touch with friends and family, access information and use apps and programs to bridge the digital divide. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to share your computer knowledge and skills with older adults in our community. Volunteering with this program is a wonderful way to spend the free time you may have and can help build a resume and utilize your existing talents!
- Interpersonal skills-patience, good communication skills, comfortable speaking in front of small groups, enjoys working with others, teaching experience is a plus.
- Technical skills-experience using Microsoft software including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office suite, social media sites, etc.
Length of commitment- Classes are offered Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm, flexible volunteer schedules are available. Volunteer commitment includes class time, (plus 15 minutes set up/shut down) and time spent reviewing curriculum before each lesson.