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Teaching Assistant - Digital Skills for Seniors

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State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

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The Wyoming State Museum is offering a free, eight-week course called "Digital Skills for Seniors" to help older adults get comfortable using an apple device to access the internet, utilize tools like the magnifying glass to read small dinner menus, connect with friends and family on social media, and more.

The course will be instructed by a Wyoming State Museum staff member. Each class will build on the previous lesson and will include time for one-on-one assistance and practice. That’s where you come in!

Role:

We need a one or two volunteers per class to help the instructor provide one-on-one guidance to participants between lessons. You are qualified for the role if you are comfortable using an iPad and interacting with older adults.

Shifts will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm, beginning October 5 and ending December 2. On Tuesdays, the class focuses on Apple products, on Thursdays the class is for Android products. You may sign up to help with all 16 classes (32 hours) or for as few as 2 classes (4 hours).

Benefits:

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to develop teaching skills and help the older people in our community become more connected to the digital world. Snacks and beverages will be provided for participants and the volunteer teaching assistants for each class. Volunteering in this role may lead to future opportunities working in the museum’s collections, education, and community engagement departments.

11 Shifts

Some shifts have expired
  • Thu Oct 21, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Tue Oct 26, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Thu Oct 28, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Tue Nov 09, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Thu Nov 11, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Tue Nov 16, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Thu Nov 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Tue Nov 30, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Thu Dec 02, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Thu Oct 14, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • Tue Oct 12, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 02:45 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

Location:

2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. The mission of the State Museum Volunteers, Inc., shall be to support the Wyoming State Museum in fulfilling its statewide role to collect, care for, exhibit and interpret its collection.

Description

The Wyoming State Museum was established in 1895 by the 3rd State Legislature. The museum’s functions are guided by state statute to collect, preserve, and interpret a diverse range of objects, including history, art, anthropology, and natural history. These collections represent Wyoming’s heritage, from prehistory to the present day.

Admission to the museum and its programs is free. The museum’s permanent exhibits trace Wyoming’s past, featuring human history, major industries, paleontology, wildlife, and landscapes. Temporary exhibits include a changing gallery that highlights different Wyoming artists.

Regular public programs offer a range of opportunities to engage with the museum. In addition to its on-site exhibits and programs, the museum provides traveling exhibits, virtual field trips, and off-site programs. These off-site experiences allow the museum to reach an additional 80,000 people every year.

From their inception over thirty years ago, the State Museum Volunteers, Inc. has been instrumental in assisting the education programs of the Wyoming State Museum. Their tie to the programming activities of the museum remains strong today. Volunteers at the Wyoming State Museum are an important link between the museum's professional services and the public it serves. In human terms, they represent the museum's mission to the public.

Community
Computers & Technology
Seniors

WHEN

Tue Oct 05, 2021 - Thu Dec 02, 2021
12:45 PM - 02:45 PM
This opportunity has 11 shifts

WHERE

2301 Central AvenueCheyenne, WY 82002

(41.13952,-104.81763)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 4 hours (two shifts)

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