Help Seniors with their Fancy Devices
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Volunteers needed to help members one-on-one with their smart phones, tablets, laptops or eReaders. Questions are usually pretty basic: how to attach a photo to an email, how to set up an Instagram account, how to follow the Pope on Twitter, etc.
Flexible schedule (you pick a mutually convenient time). Background check required & 6-month commitment requested. Great for high school students looking for an ongoing position.
In these times of distancing, mentoring sessions are held virtually or on the phone. When we are able to safely gather, we expect some sessions to resume in-person meetings. Most often, in-person sessions are held at the Greenwood Senior Center, M-F between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
If you are interested in this opportunity for service hours, this is a great direct-service, intergenerational, opportunity. We’ve found volunteers are most successful when they are able to make a longer-termed commitment (6+ months) in order to accumulate the number of required hours. To give you an idea of how many hours you might get, we generally get 8 to 10 requests for help per month, and currently have a pool of about 15 volunteers.
About Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98103, US
The mission of the Phinney Neighborhood Association is to build community by providing programs, services, & activities aimed at connecting neighbors and fostering civic involvement in our diverse community.
Our programs include a hot meal program, a senior center, pre-school co-ops, before- and after-school programs for kids, an art gallery, and a Well Home Program including a tool rental library. We host community events throughout the year, including a Winter Festival, two beer tastes, a wine taste, a Day of the Dead celebration, meet the author events, a home design and remodel fair, Bingo/Karaoke parties, small community potlucks, a crochet group, concerts for families, and more.