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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

At the home of one or more Wider Horizons membersWithin the Central District of SeattleSeattle, WA 98122

About

Are you a computer or tech wiz....who also enjoys sharing knowledge and assisting those less familiar with or intimidated by technology? Wider Horizons is seeking patient volunteers to assist older adults with their technology needs.

Not all members of Wider Horizons Village lack tech savvy. But for those who don't have the confidence or knowledge to fully use modern tech devices or social media, purchasing, setting-up, using or upgrading can feel very daunting!

As a volunteer, you get matched with village members (in Central District, Seattle) and assist each with their computer/tech questions and challenges. You may assist them in their home or meet at the Wider Horizons office. Tech assistance volunteers receive assignments as they are requested by village members, essentially "on-call" to respond when needs arise. Please note ON-CALL means you should be okay with receiving requests for assistance on a non-scheduled basis, as they arise, which could mean weeks between requests.

Volunteers may at times need to utilize or demonstrate on their own tech devices. Village members are responsible for the cost of acquiring, installing, using or updating their own tech devices.

Wider Horizons volunteers must successfully complete an application, background check, interview and new volunteer orientation.


Skills

  • Telecommunications
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Electronics

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ranges 4-12 hours per month
  • volunteer application, volunteer interview
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