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


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Locations around San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA 94102
Seniors at Valencia Gardens
CTN's volunteers help seniors develop their computer skills.

About

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://ctnbayarea.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.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

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

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