DRMI is seeking volunteers interested in supporting youth 8-18 by helping them stay current with mobile devices and other technology so that they can teach seniors participating in the Geeks & Gramps (grandparents) Program. The Geeks & Gramps Program is designed to bridge generational gaps between youth and seniors by connecting them through technology. Youth between the ages of 8-12 and 13-18 devote time engaging in volunteerism and learning to communicate effectively with other generations. Youth, serving as subject matter experts (SMEs) educate seniors and other adults on how to use cell phones, tablets, computers, software and social media platforms. Normally the workshop and community events are held in person and will resume with social distancing guidelines in place. However, due to COVID-19, we are hoping to implement virtual events via Zoom, with youth moderating the events and seniors invited to attend virtually. The volunteers will review intermediate to higher device functions with youth and attend the community-based events (either in person or virtually) for seniors to support and serve as a resource for questions.
We also need tech savvy older adults interested in serving as coaches for the participating youth and participating in Senior Moments, which are live and pre-recorded presentations featuring older adults sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise in various subject matter.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About DIVINE REVELATIONS MINISTRIES
PO BOX 3670, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32315, US
"Helping all people to live more enriching lives." The mission of Divine Revelations Ministries, Inc. (DRMI) focuses on helping people to help themselves through programs designed to improve the quality of life for adults and youth. We accomplish this by providing empowerment programs and life skills classes, coaching, and mentoring opportunities holistically designed to help all people live more enriching lives.
DRMI is a grassroots 501c3 organization that provides secular (non-religious) life-skills enhancement programs. Most of our programs serve low-income, at-risk youth and adults who are overcoming past life decisions that have negatively impacted their status in the community. DRMI strives to empower these individuals through our life-skills programs and classes, coaching and mentoring opportunities. DRMI administers five core programs: 1. Geeks & Gramps (grandparents) Program provides an opportunity for social and intergenerational connectedness and engagement between youth 8-18 and seniors. 2. In partnership with FL Department of Corrections, Leon County Detention Facility and Shanks Middle School, DRMI facilitates onsite classes of its Control the Fire! (c)2015 Anger Management Program for adults and teens. This program is also a Tallahassee/Leon County Court approved class for clients who are court-ordered to attend anger management classes. 3. Reclaiming Freedom from Addictions & Substances Program is another partnership with the FL Department of Corrections, with programs facilitated onsite at correctional facilities. 4. DRMI supports those in hunger-risk through its partnership with Panera Bread’s End of Day Dough Nation by donating to local shelters and distributing to the homeless in local parks. 5. DRMI sponsors the annual DRMI Street Corner giveaway event at the Carter Howell Strong Park in the community of Frenchtown in Tallahassee.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
300 W Pensacola Street 3rd FloorTCC Innovation CenterTallahassee, FL32301
July 8, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Approximately 6 hours per month
Two references: one professional and one personal. Must enjoy working with youth and older adults, have knowledge of digital devices and current technology platforms, i.e. Google, device security, scam awareness, etc.