Computer Instructors for Hayward homeless shelter

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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

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Basic computer & internet use - Commonly used software programs - Other special skills!

Do you have a few free hours a week and would like to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of people working hard to overcome homelessness and achieve healthy, independent living?

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) is a County-wide nonprofit that provides shelter, housing and support services to those most in need - homeless, low income, formerly incarcerated, and disabled individuals and families. One of our programs is the South County Homeless Project, which provides 24 shelter beds, meals, and on-site services to mentally ill homeless individuals trying to turn their lives around.

We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to teach simple/basic computer classes at our homeless shelter in Hayward. Classes may include basic computer use and maintenance, using the internet to look for jobs or housing, email, social media, and software modules like Microsoft Office or other commonly used programs. You can start with a basic curriculum and adjust the classes based on what people want and need to learn as they go along!

HOURS: Daytime, flexible.
QUALIFICATIONS: Basic computer skills, compassion, patience, sense of humor.
BENEFITS TO YOU: Make a difference in someone's life - give them hope! Give back to your community - make new friends - meet amazing activists and inspiring neighbors!

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About Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency


1918 University Ave. #2A, Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision BOSS believes in building a community where everyone has access to affordable housing and the means to care for themselves and their families, and where there is inclusive participation in community decision-making. Our Mission BOSS's mission is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Our Values In order to be most effective, BOSS strives every day for excellence in behavior and ethics, excellence in service delivery, excellence in systems, and excellence in leadership. Our relationships are guided by the principles of active compassion, courtesy, and dignity.


Since 1971 BOSS has provided housing and services to over 1,500 homeless people each year. We have programs for both single adults and families with children. Most BOSS participants are dealing with multiple challenges: mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, illiteracy, lack of job skills, social isolation, trauma, and entrenched feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness. BOSS programs focus on teaching life skills, connecting people with community resources, and creating supportive and positive environments that motivate people and build hope.

Our services address 4 areas:
- HOUSING: Shelter, transitional/special needs housing, permanent housing assistance.
- HEALTH: Physical and mental health services, medication monitoring, drug/alcohol recovery counseling, socialization, case management for the seriously mentally ill.
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Job readiness assessments, resume-building, job search assistance, job development with employers, job creation, adult education.
- SOCIAL JUSTICE: Community building, leadership development, and collaborative action campaigns on targeted policy goals.


We'll work with your schedule.


258 West A StreetHayward, CA 94541



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • During the day, but hours are flexible
  • TB test, basic paperwork

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