Virtual Tech Coaching For Older Adults -- Help Seniors Get Connected!
Search and Care
Search and Care, a 49-year-old Upper East Side nonprofit that works to help older adults remain safely and comfortably independent, would love to have you as part of our Connectivity Team.
Our agency’s "Silver Circles" senior computer education program provides one-on-one and group sessions to help older men and women use technology. Due to COVID-19, these sessions are currently conducted entirely remotely (over the phone or via video chat).
We seek virtual computer coaches who can help remotely with one or more of the following:
One-On-One Computer Coaching: helping older adults through one-on-one remote sessions (telephonic and/or via video chat) with learning how to use their devices - computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. - in whatever ways fit each client's needs and interests
Group Assistance: helping older adults connect to our remote groups (both telephonic and via video chat) by helping them understand how to connect to groups, being available during the time of a group to assist one or more clients to get connected, as well as guiding them if they get kicked out of a group or have technical difficulties while participating.
Kindle Fire Coaching: helping older adults learn to use Kindle Fires (on loan from our agency) to get connected via video chat (Zoom, Skype), email, internet browsing, book downloading, Alexa, and more!
* Must be at least 18 years old with a valid SSN (background check required)
* Interest and care in working with older adults and technology
* Availability during the hours of Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
* Ability to set appropriate boundaries if/when necessary
* Patience, reliability, and a positive attitude!
(Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking a plus, but NOT required!)
To become a Virtual Computer Coach, please email Tegan Rein ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michelle Carr ( email@example.com), Connectivity Coordinators. In your email, please write a paragraph (e.g. 4-5 sentences) expressing why you are interested in this position.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Search and Care
1844 Second Avenue, New York, New York, NY 10029, US
Our mission is to seek out older people in the community who need help in managing life's daily activities or accessing essential services, and to provide them the support and companionship they require to live with security and dignity in the manner they choose.
Search and Care is a not for profit social service agency that has helped over 10,000 East Harlem, Yorkville, Carnegie Hill residents ranging from the ages 60-108.
Our experienced social workers, volunteers, student interns and retired financial professionals we make effective plans geared to each individual to maintain and hopefully improve their quality of life in our goal to help them remain in the community in their own homes as long as possible.
Volunteers help us out tremendously. They go to our client’s homes and help make their day a bit easier. They will sit and listen to stories, read to those with deteriorating vision, food shop for those who cannot carry groceries up the stairs of their apartment. Our volunteers take our clients’ dogs for walks and also accompany our clients to doctor appointments or help run local errands.
We never charge a fee for our services.