Bilingual Volunteers Needed to Help Seniors Learn How to Use Technology!

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Community Tech Network (CTN)

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Seniors at Valencia Gardens
CTN's volunteers help seniors develop their computer skills.

It might be hard to believe but there are many people in San Francisco who have never used a computer, don't have access to the internet, and have never learned to use digital technology. Due to this digital divide, seniors experience isolation and can't access vital resources. We need YOU to help these adults connect with family and access information by teaching how to use technology and the internet.

Only basic computer skills needed. What is more important is that you are patient, friendly, and interested in supporting seniors! There is an especially high need for Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Tagalog speakers! This is a great way to give back to older adults in your own community by giving them the skills they need to stay connected to friends and family and access vital resources, in their native language!

What you will do:

  • Commit to a weekly tutoring shift
  • Help a senior learn how to use their laptop, smartphone, tablet or e-reader
  • Act as a resource and guide, helping them learn how to find resources and information

For more information and to join our volunteer family, please visit our website at http://communitytechnetwork.org/volunteer

Time commitment:

Tutors must commit to one shift per week for at least two months. Shifts are approximately two hours, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00-4:00 pm.

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About Community Tech Network (CTN)

Location:

1390 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

Community Tech Network (CTN) programs help ensure that everyone has the skills necessary to use digital technology and close the digital divide. CTN works with a variety of organizations to close the digital divide. CTN provides a range of services to address technology related issues faced by underserved communities. Our services include program planning, staff training, volunteer training, fund development, community outreach and evaluation support. Our partners include housing developments, senior centers, social service agencies and other community based organizations. Learners gain skills essential to full participation in our 21st century society such as how to access public services online, job-searching techniques, online education, and interacting with others online safely.

Description

DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING
Raising the Level of Digital Literacy: CTN works with community partners to provide FREE access to computers, the internet, and skilled instructors. However, with the rise in ownership of tablets and smartphones-among seniors in particular-many training sessions now help people optimize the use of their own device.

CONNECT @ HOME
Getting More Households Online: Sometimes it simply isn’t feasible for someone to go to a library or community center to learn basic computer skills. Therefore, CTN works in partnership to help low-income families and older adults get connected to internet at home.

DEVELOPING DIGITAL LEADERS
Creating Community-Tech Champions: CTN believes that for projects to be sustainable, there must be people who are dedicated to the cause and take a lead in their community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Locations around San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA 94102

(37.77869,-122.42124)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Russian

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hrs/week, for at least 2-3 months

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