Mission: Hopecam is a 501c3 charitable organization with the mission of using technology to overcome the social isolation of children in treatment for cancer. Recognizing the critical need for socialization with their friends and classmates, Hopecam seeks to bridge the lonely divide between homebound or hospitalized children and their friends at school using tablets, web cameras, and Zoom.
To learn more, visit www.hopecam.org
Start Date: Immediately
Assists with any disconnections from school and student
Communicates with families on their experience with Hopecam and school connections
Help troubleshoot any tech issues
Must maintain a positive and professional culture when speaking with families
Must speak Spanish
Positive attitude and flexibility
Sophisticated and strong interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
Team player and willing to "pitch in" in areas that are not outlined in description
Excellent PC skills and well versed in PC version of Microsoft Word/Excel
Reliable transportation to Hopecam office
Must pass criminal background check
Minimum Qualifications and Availability:
3 months, 2-4 hours/week
In person training and volunteering on Mondays and Tuesdays
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
12100 SUNSET HILLS RD STE C10, RESTON, VA 20190, US
Hopecam connects children undergoing treatment for cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses, with their friends, family members, and classmates using tablets and web cameras.
Among the first side-effects a child experiences after diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening diseases is being cut off from their friends and school. Hopecam uses technology to help children overcome this social isolation. We work with the schools to educate them as to the importance of connecting with these children, providing information, IT support and hardware as needed. We program and give the children tablet computers equipped with webcams so they can connect with their friends and family.