Speak Mandarin? Love all things digital? Help Seniors in Oakland with Technology!


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


St. Patrick's Terrace1212 Center StOakland, CA 94607

In December 2012, Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates merged to create SAHA, an organization dedicated to providing quality, service-enriched affordable housing to East Bay residents.


Speak Mandarin? Enjoy technology? Want to give back in your community? Seniors living in affordable housing want to learn how to use their technology! They have very little to no knowledge of how to operate and navigate a computer, a tablet and/or a smart phone. They have a strong desire and need to learn. Help these seniors operate their technology so that they can communicate with family and friends!

You would be teaching them the basics of how to know if they are signed into WiFi, how to send text messages, how to create an email account and send emails. They also want to know how to surf the Web and use aps on their tablets.

Our residents speak a mix of langages. The main ones are Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Russian, Farsi, and Spanish in addition to English. Being multilingual is a plus!

If you are interested or have questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@sahahomes.org.


  • American Sign Language
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Vietnamese
  • Russian

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1/week M, Tu or W between 10 and 12pm or 2 to 4pm

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