Weekly Volunteer Opportunity in St. Paul for Tech-Savvy Teens 15+

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Cyber-Seniors

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Volunteer Opportunity for Teens to Do Some Good While Gaining Community Service Hours!

Are you a teen (or do you know one) who knows how to use smart phone and text? (I bet you do)
Knows how to use the internet and email? (Guessing that’s a yes!)
Is patient? (if so, read on...)
Can explain things slowly and clearly to older people?
Wants to help make peoples’ lives better - and feel good about yourself in the process?

If you’ve answered, "Yes" to the above questions, and are a teen who’s 15 or over, apply to become a Cyber-Seniors Teen Tech Mentor by emailing beth@cyberseniors.org what would make you a good Mentor! Cyber-Seniors connects tech-savvy teens with senior citizens to help bridge the digital divide and improve quality of life. The program started in Toronto as a high school project, and then turned into a successful documentary film which sparked our nonprofit organization. We work with students, ages 15 and up, who know their way around the Internet, email and social media, and train them to become mentors for senior citizens who want to learn how to better use computers, tablets and smart phones. The program offers students the opportunity to receive community service hours, teaching and leadership experience, internship leads, even public speaking and writing opportunities - and earn some gift cards as rewards! Truly interested students may even explore staying on in advanced leadership roles on our payroll as Teen Tech Leaders.

In St. Paul, we are working weekly to help senior citizens at The Keystone Best Buy Teen Tech Center (1150 Selby Ave) -- easy walking distance from Central High School -- with periodic Help desks at the JCC and others to be announced soon. Being a Cyber-Seniors Mentor would require a semester-long weekly commitment at minimum that will likely be one afternoon per week from 3:15-5:15 pm on Mondays, with some additional future opportunities.

Along with training (which typically takes about six hours over two days, with some on-the-job training as well) Teen Mentors receive mentorship certification along with career-path advice and opportunities to connect with tech leaders in the community.

We are currently looking for some caring, responsible and committed kids to become new Cyber-Seniors Teen Tech Mentors. If interested, please email Beth Winnick at beth@cyberseniors.org and let her know what would make you a good Cyber-Seniors Teen Tech Mentor (include a resume if you have one!). Training will begin within the next couple weeks. For more information on Cyber-Seniors go to www.cyberseniors.org or check us out on Instagram @cyberseniors Here's a glimpse into the world of Cyber-Seniors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bemDf6wuHJ0

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About Cyber-Seniors

Location:

720 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R4, CA

Mission Statement

Cyber-Seniors connects tech-savvy teens with senior citizens to help bridge the digital divide and improve quality of life. Teens teach. Seniors learn. Win-win.

Description

Cyber-Seniors started in Toronto as a high school project, and then turned into a successful documentary film which sparked our nonprofit organization. We work with students, ages 15 and up, who know their way around the Internet, email and social media, and train them to become mentors for senior citizens who want to learn how to better use computers, tablets and smart phones. The program offers students the opportunity to receive community service hours, teaching and leadership experience, internship leads, even public speaking and writing opportunities - and earn some gift cards as rewards! Truly interested students may even explore staying on in advanced leadership roles on our payroll as Teen Tech Leaders.

WHEN

Mon Oct 28, 2019 - Mon Jun 15, 2020
03:15 PM - 05:15 PM  

WHERE

Keystone Best Buy Teen Tech Cetner1150 Selby AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104

(44.94646,-93.14877)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • IT Help Desk
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Mondays from 3:15 - 5:15 pm
  • Cyber-Seniors Teen Tech Mentors must be patient, kind, dependable, like to work with older people, and know how to text, use smart phones, the internet, tablets and computers.

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