Our Technology Program was launched in 2012 to help the children in our Group Homes - who lag far behind their peers in technology skills - succeed in a world that has been transformed by computer technologies. As a member of our team of Technology Mentors, you’ll help these youngsters become tech-savvy citizens of the digital age by teaching them basic computer skills and introducing them to computer-based technologies. Tasks will include teaching basic searching, guiding selection of Internet sites, and assessing the effectiveness and appropriateness of learning sites used by the children. The technology mentor program strives to cultivate the individual interests of each child by guiding them to use those software applications and Internet sites that will build competency with a set of established core computer skills with the intent of contributing to each child’s sense of self-esteem and confidence using technology.
Must complete volunteer process (application and interview).
Training will be provided by Volunteer Manager and/or program coordinators
Interest in technology and knowledge of PC and/or Mac
Experience working with children
Reliability, caring and desire to make a difference
Flexible to adapt to the children’s special needs
Location: Hephzibah Children’s Association, 946 North Blvd in Oak Park
Time Frame: Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm, at least twice a month
Supervision: Technology Mentor program coordinators
To help children thrive and families flourish through innovative, community-based programs
Hephzibah Children's Association is a COA Accredited agency serving children and families throughout the state of Illinois. Hephzibah's Group Homes are where abused and neglected children come to heal and grow, where they can be free of fear, worry, and loneliness. Our Family Based Services renews and strengthens family bonds and our Foster Care Services creates new, loving and secure family ties. Hephzibah's Day Care program offers an award winning educational experience for children in the community -- regardless of their family's ability to pay.