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Computer Lab Assistant (Volunteer)

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The Beacon, a program of Catholic Charities

  • 9 people are interested

Volunteers assist guests in accessing computer resources that help them in their path to independence: housing searches and online applications, computer skill development, benefits, job searches and applications, online employment orientations, and online tools that help them stay in touch with family and friends. As a volunteer, each shift is different.

Beacon Computer Lab volunteers traditionally help our guests access computer resources during the day at our Day Resource Center for people experiencing homelessness in Dane County. This involves managing the wait list and monitoring computer lab rules.

During COVID, most of our partner agencies are working remotely instead of holding office hours on site. Volunteers coordinate with staff to help guests connect with partner agencies on Zoom. Volunteers also assist by sanitizing computer stations between users and second floor gathering areas after meals.

Volunteers build people skills while sharing their knowledge of basic computer applications like Google Apps, basic job skills development such as resume-building, and basic literacy skills that help people prepare for employment and independence.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    1 volunteer per shift. 7 days/week. Shift length is a minimum of 3 hours, with flexible start/end time within the posted range.
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    1 volunteer per shift. 7 days/week Shift runs to 3:45. Some days the shift starts 30-60 minutes later.
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About The Beacon, a program of Catholic Charities


615 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, US

Mission Statement

The Beacon Homeless Day Resource Center provides compassionate, guest-centered services to help the homeless in the Madison community.


With the help of local community agencies and volunteers, we help strengthen the lives of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness by providing the care and support needed to help our guests get back on their feet.

Computers & Technology
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


615 E Washington Ave(enter at rear, off Main Street)Madison, WI 53703



  • Adult Education
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once trained, shifts can follow a regular weekly or bi-weekly schedule. Shifts can also be scheduled on an as-available basis. A minimum of every-other week is preferred.
  • COVID-19 Protocols agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, and Liability Waiver.

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