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Bridge the Gap Volunteer

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Bridge the Gap

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

"Bridge the Gap" is a student-led non-profit organization that works with seniors to help them learn the fundamentals of technology and communication. Senior citizens can interact with high school students while getting help on how to use their devices more effectively. We have helped seniors with a variety of tasks, ranging from sending a text to their grandchildren to using home automation devices like Google Home or Alexa, which are helpful in life-threatening situations as well. All volunteers must follow the guidelines set forth by partnering facilities, along with the CDC social distancing guidelines. All volunteer applications can be found on our website: bridgethegapinitiative.org

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About Bridge the Gap

Location:

N/A, Strongsville, OH 44133, US

Mission Statement

In order to bridge the technological gap between generations, high school students around the country work together to teach senior citizens the basics of technology. With a focus on improving mental health, we aim to help senior citizens feel less isolated (especially during the pandemic).

Description

This past year has been difficult for everyone, especially senior citizens. Having grandparents overseas helped us realize how lonely the older generation felt in isolation. Eventually, we came up with an idea that would allow us to connect with local senior citizens and nursing homes to brighten their day. We decided to help seniors learn how to improve their technical skills and become more efficient in online communication. We are a fiscally-sponsored 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers can choose how much time they would like to contribute to the organization, and sign up for available events in advance using Signup Genius.
  • All volunteers must be high school or college students. We also welcome partnerships with service clubs (Key Club, Honor Society, etc.)

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