"Exemplary experience" "Extremely rewarding" "I look forward to every class"
These are just some of the sentiments expressed by volunteers who have taught for SoFIA Tech.
We are looking for Volunteers to teach computer skills to senior adults using Zoom or similar platforms.
Sorry, but at this time we are only able to consider volunteers who reside in South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach).
In today’s environment of social distancing, SoFIA has launched an innovative remote technology training pilot program for older adults: SoFIA Tech Connect. Through the use of virtual training, volunteers will train older adults on how to use Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook, and Google Hangouts, providing the tools to connect with friends, family and the community. After the initial training on how to use virtual technology, Instructor and student will develop a lesson plan using hundreds of on-line tech training courses for older adults.
Participation in Tech Connect requires a minimum of 3 hours of volunteer engagement/student participation for 4-6 weeks.
Requirements: Access to a PC/Laptop/Chromebook with camera and microphone. Must enjoy working with older adults, have patience, ability to think on the spot and inspire to help others to improve their social and economic security. Have skills to teach basic word processing, online searches, sending and receiving emails, navigating online portals, online safety practices, using google maps and YouTube. Preferred Requirements: Volunteers who are 55+ years and older, have teaching experience and familiar with Gmail.
Class times are Mon and Wed, or Tues & Thurs Contact us to learn more.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SoFIA (South Florida Institute on Aging)
2038 N.Dixie Hwy., Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305, US
SoFIA’s mission is to improve economic and social insights and services to empower people as they age. Our vision is a world where everyone thrives as they age. We are a think and act tank that empowers people as they age.
We deliver innovative services tailored to meet care giving and respite, civic engagement and economic security needs. With our events, workshops and other convenings, we show that there is value to aging.
Computers & Technology
Fri Oct 09, 2020 - Tue Dec 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
150 NE 2nd AvenueDeerfield Beach, FL33441
October 8, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 55
Virtual training will be one-on-one training with one or two older adults. Expect to put in 3 to 5 hours per week.
Access to a PC/Laptop/Chromebook with camera and microphone.