Volunteers needed in Bayview-Hunters Point in SF

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Community Tech Network (CTN)

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Many individuals in the Bay Area experience isolation or can't access vital resources because they have not had an opportunity to learn how to use digital technology. We need YOU to help these adults connect with family and access information by teaching how to use technology and the internet.
We are specifically looking for two volunteers to get involved in our teaching program at a senior housing site in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

Only basic computer skills needed. What is more important is that you are patient, friendly, and interested in helping the community!

Roles available:

  • One volunteer to serve as a TA during our computer classes. Class schedule may change from time to time depending on availability of the residents (generally between 9-5pm).
  • Another volunteer to serve as a tutor for drop-in tutoring at the site (2 hrs/ once a week). This schedule would be set on a consistent basis depending on your availability.

Time commitment:

  • Tutors must commit to one shift per week for at least three months. Shifts are approximately two hours, with availability from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00-5:00 pm.
Expectation:
  • Commit to one of these roles (TA or tutor) for a minimum of 3 months
  • Help resident learn how to use their electronic device
  • Act as a resource and guide, helping them learn how to find resources and information
Language needed:
  • English

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

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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

1751 Carroll AveSan Francisco, CA 94124

(37.7257,-122.39573)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tutors must commit to one shift per week for at least three months. Shifts are approximately two hours, with availability from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00-5:00 pm.
  • Will be asked to visit our office for volunteer training; Must be able to commute/transit to the volunteer site.

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