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During these trying times, many elderly individuals can be physically disconnected from their loved ones due to Covid restrictions. Without direct contact, the elderly are left feeling isolated and alone.
Technology is a way for us to connect when we can’t be physically together. Individuals can facetime, zoom or use other methods to contact each other. However, technology can be a steep learning curve for someone who isn’t accustomed to using it.
If you have a need to help others to be able to connect with their loved ones during these difficult times, JFS Akron is seeking Volunteer Computer Coaches in the Akron area who would like to work with elderly clients on learning and understanding these technologies. The Volunteer Computer Coach would initially work with a client for initial training session and be able to connect for further follow-up either in person and/or via email. The volunteer would also be expected to practice the training with their client.
The requirements are:
Detailed knowledge of how to use various devices, such as Ipads and other related tablets
Experience or a strong interest to work with the elderly
Comfortable wearing PPE in a client’s home and working with a client for 4-8 hours total per month
Availability during the daytime hours for the client
Have an Ohio driver’s license and auto insurance
Must be 18 years or older
If interested, you can contact us via one these methods:
About Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland
29125 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124, US
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio. Guided by traditional Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFSA is committed to enhancing every individual's ability to thrive in our community.
Behavioral health and social services agency.
Computers & Technology
We'll work with your schedule.
March 24, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Time commitment is flexible, but likely 4-8 hours per month.
Knowledgeable of social connecting apps, like FaceTime and Zoom. Experience working with the elderly is a plus.