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Technology/Electronics Volunteers (Seeking Richmond area volunteers)

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Ashby Village

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Ashby Village

Do you enjoy using your computer, smartphone, or tablet? Are you the guru of most things "electronic"? Ashby Village is seeking new volunteers to support members with technology and electronic devices!

While anyone is welcomed to join, we are currently interested in volunteers from the Richmond area.

Volunteers help individual members in their homes with a range of requests, such as:

-advice on purchase of a new computer, smartphone, tablet, or printer;

-installation and set-up;

-tips on how to use software or devices;

-tips on computer security;

-problems with computer, tablet, smartphone, printer, wifi, or internet.

-setting up or troubleshooting printers

-programming DVRs/DVDs/answering machines, etc.

-streaming to TV (Roku, Chromecast, FireTV, etc.)

-troubleshooting cable connections

Volunteers may also offer support groups or one-time workshops to help members learn to use technologies with others. In groups, members build knowledge about useful and enjoyable ways to use their devices.

Qualifications Skills with some of the following:

- Computers, or smartphones, or tablets

- Either PC and/or Mac (OS, iOS) operating systems

- Wifi set-up and troubleshooting

Experience supporting people with technology use:

- Ability to engage and communicate with members

- Problem-solving skills (and a sense of humor about the challenges!)

- Ability to work independently

Volunteer vetting is required and will include completion of Ashby Village Volunteer Training. Must be 18 years old to work one-on-one with seniors.

Time commitment is variable and will be established on a project-by- project basis. If the role of Technology Volunteer interests you, please contact Pat Carvalho, Operations & Volunteer Manager, at volunteer@ashbyvillage.org.

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About Ashby Village

Location:

1821 Catalina Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707, US

Mission Statement

Working together to provide members with the practical means and the confidence to remain in their own homes as they grow older.

Description

Ashby Village is a community-based network of people over age 50 living in the greater Berkeley area united by a desire to remain in their own homes as they get older. They are aware of the fact that they may increasingly need assistance and support. Membership in the Village provides a wide array of resources including:

  • Home-based volunteer services such as transportation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, minor household repairs and friendly visitors
  • One-call vetted concierge referrals to paid service providers that can include gardeners, painters, attorneys, accountants, and personal care attendants
  • Cultural, social, and educational events and gatherings
  • Health and fitness activities

Ashby Village volunteer options include:

  • Transportation
  • Home Repair/Handyperson
  • Gardening/Plant Care
  • Computer Assistance
  • Food Preparation, Meal Delivery
  • Personal Training/Yoga /Pilates/Tai Chi
  • Dog Walking/Pet Care
  • Friendly Visits and Phone Check-ins
  • Events organization
  • Office/administrative support
  • Web/IT/graphical design support

Some of the benefits for volunteers are:

  • Staying active - physically, mentally and socially
  • Connecting with others, and feeling part of community
  • Putting talents, skills and capacities to good use
  • Paying it forward - knowing that someday each of us will also need support
Computers & Technology
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1821 Catalina AveBerkeley, CA 94707

(37.89254,-122.27953)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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