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In-person Tech Coaching For Older Adults -- Help Older Adults Get Connected!

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Search and Care

  • 8 people are interested
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Ms. L and her volunteer share their experiences growing up in New York.

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" older adult computer education program provides one-on-one and group sessions to help older men and women use technology on varying devices. Due to COVID-19, these sessions are both held virtually and in-person (as long as both client and coach are fully vaccinated and can provide proof).

Location-wise, our client's homes can range from East 72nd St. - E 138th Street and more recently, W70th St. to W110th street so we are looking for volunteers who are comfortable with traveling.

We're seeking tech coaches who can help in-person with one or more of the following:

One-On-One Computer Coaching: helping older adults through one-on-one in-person sessions 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!

To become a Computer/Tech Coach, please email Jacob Gonzalez ( jagonzalez@searchandcare.org) and Michelle Carr ( carr@searchandcare.org), Connectivity Coordinators. In your email, please write a paragraph (e.g. 4-5 sentences) expressing why you are interested in this position.

Please note: We are flexible with whatever time you will be available to coach. We are even open to weekend coaching upon request!

More opportunities with Search and Care

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Search and Care

Location:

1844 Second Avenue, New York, New York, NY 10029, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations New York, NY 10128

(40.7826,-73.95068)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research
  • PC Platform
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each coaching session with a client is about an hour long. There is no minimum time commitment and we let both you and the client decide what is an appropriate day/time to have a session.
  • * Interest and care in working with older adults and technology * Ability to set appropriate boundaries if/when necessary * Patience, reliability, and a positive attitude! (Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking a plus!!)

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