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Community Tech Network (CTN)

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The pandemic had an interesting impact to technology. There was an increase in device purchases by older adults. More than half of these admitted they needed help understanding how to use the devices. Due to this digital divide, there are many older adults in the Bay Area experiencing isolation and can't access vital resources. We need YOU to help these adults connect with family and access information by teaching how to use technology and the internet.

Must be 16 years or older. Only basic computer skills needed. What is more important is that you are patient, friendly, and interested in supporting seniors! We also need coaches who can speak Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Spanish, Russian, and Tagalog.

What you will do:

  • Commit to a weekly tutoring shift
  • Help a senior learn how to use their desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet or e-reader
  • Act as a resource and guide, helping them learn how to find resources and information

For more information and to join our volunteer family, please visit our website at communitytechnetwork.org/volunteer/#apply

Time commitment:

Tutors must commit to one shift per week for at least two months. Shifts are 1-2 hours, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10:00am-3:45 pm.

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About Community Tech Network (CTN)

Location:

1390 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

Community Tech Network (CTN) programs help ensure that everyone has the skills necessary to use digital technology and close the digital divide. CTN works with a variety of organizations to close the digital divide. CTN provides a range of services to address technology related issues faced by underserved communities. Our services include program planning, staff training, volunteer training, fund development, community outreach and evaluation support. Our partners include housing developments, senior centers, social service agencies and other community based organizations. Learners gain skills essential to full participation in our 21st century society such as how to access public services online, job-searching techniques, online education, and interacting with others online safely.

Description

DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING
Raising the Level of Digital Literacy: CTN works with community partners to provide FREE access to computers, the Internet, and skilled instructors. However, with the rise in ownership of tablets and smartphones-among seniors in particular-many training sessions now help people optimize the use of their own device.

CONNECT @ HOME
Getting More Households Online: Sometimes it simply isn’t feasible for someone to go to a library or community center to learn basic computer skills. Therefore, CTN works in partnership to help low-income families and older adults get connected to internet at home.

DEVELOPING DIGITAL LEADERS
Creating Community-Tech Champions: CTN believes that for projects to be sustainable, there must be people who are dedicated to the cause and take a lead in their community

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

481 O'Farrell St.San Francisco, CA 94102

(37.78576,-122.41248)
 

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week for 2 months
  • Fully vaccinated

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