Background: Center for Changing Lives (CCL)’s vision is a community where everyone thrives. Too often, resource and economic opportunity limit participants’ choices and capacity to achieve their goals and vision. CCL partners with those held back by lack of resource and economic opportunity in order to uncover possibilities, overcome barriers, and realize their potential in the form of partnership through coaching, training and educating, coalition building, advocacy and organizing. CCL’s core services of financial, employment, and resource development coaching are supported by the time, skills, and dedication volunteers.
One challenge CCL participants often face is access to computers and digital literacy skills training. To assist, CCL has partnered with Accenture and Cisco to offer free classes aimed at providing clients with important digital literacy skills that can support their financial and employment goals.
The Digital Literacy Volunteer will facilitate classes sized from 1-7 participants through a Microsoft Office Basics course using Accenture resources and curriculum. Clients will be pre-scheduled for the class. The volunteer is responsible for setting up classroom lap-tops, facilitating the class, guiding the participants’ learning and discussion as well as answering questions about the material. CCL will provide the topics, resources, and marterials, and the facilitator will have some flexibility about how hey/she/they build the curriculum.
The Cisco Digital Literacy Volunteer will communicate most closely with CCL's Resource & Connection Coordinator. They will work with CCL laptops. Volunteers will be trained on facilitation by the Resource and Connection Coordinator.
CCL is seeking a volunteer who can commit to Tuesday for at least 1.5 hours every week. The class would need to start after 2pm.
To be most successful in this position, volunteers should have the following qualifications:
Computer basics knowledge (Microsoft, Internet, Hardware)
Able to work with clients 1-1 or in a group
Attention to detail
Ability to make others feel comfortable and confident working with technology
Spanish/English bilingual preferred, but not required
Provide support for those facing lack of resource, support, and economic opportunity
Build your network of professionals and community members working for structural policy change surrounding low-income housing, employment, and resource allocation.
Opportunity to develop professional and nonprofit skills and relationships that can be used on a resume
Opportunity to build strong employment references
Opportunity to lead on an advocacy project or create a group within CCL
- Basic Computer Skills
- Google Apps
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Microsoft Office Suite
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours per week