Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Community Living Campaign-SF Connected is looking for volunteers to positively impact the lives of elderly San Franciscans at Adult Day Services centers. Many elders are interested in using technology to become more connected to family, friends, and community, to stay mentally engaged and sometimes to just reconnect to some fun! Do you have an hour each week to help seniors learn how to do different activities on the computer?
As a volunteer at the center’s computer lab, you will:
Teach elders computer basics (ex. touchscreen, mouse & keyboard, how to use a search engine, how to set up an email account or guide through fun brain fitness online activities.
Enjoy youtube videos, listen to music or play games over and over again.
Utilize accessibility features to help elder see/hear computer (training provided)
Submit an online report (class time, how many elders, how many hours).
Offer encouragement and helpful suggestions to help seniors succeed.
Offer appropriate new challenges as participants advance
NOTE: Adult Day Services centers are health care centers which serve frail elders. Tutoring may include working with seniors who function quite independently along with seniors living with dementia, Parkinson, cerebral palsy, TBI, vision and hearing disabilities are using wheelchairs, walkers or canes. Some requests will be advanced and some will be ongoing repetition of online activities.*
Preferred Time Commitment: minimum of two months with one hour per week (allow for your travel time) - but often there are flexible options. Only Weekday and daytime hours are available with primary time choices between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Basic computer literacy
Good people skills
With a myriad of walkers, wheelchairs, canes, hearing and vision disabilities; utilize safe and creative ways to access the computer comfortably. (We will demonstrate!)
Recent TB test (Can be done after attending orientation and before starting volunteer schedule).