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Volunteer to tutor technology for low-income seniors in Oakland (Valdez Plaza)

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ORGANIZATION: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

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In December 2012, Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates merged to create SAHA, an organization dedicated to providing quality, service-enriched affordable housing to East Bay residents.

Do you want to help low-income seniors overcome technological barriers? Volunteer to tutor technology for seniors living at Valdez Plaza in Oakland! We are looking for a volunteer who is available once a week for 1 hour. The time and days are flexible, so please let us know your schedule!

Many of SAHA’s seniors living in affordable housing want to learn how to use their technology and have very little knowledge of how to operate and navigate a computer, a tablet and/or a smartphone. They have a strong desire and need to learn. Help these seniors operate their technology so that they can communicate with family and friends!

You would be teaching them the basics of how use and operate their tablets! This may include teaching them how to know if they are signed into WiFi, how to fill out forms, how to send text messages, how to create an email account and how to send emails. They also want to know how to surf the Web and use apps on their tablets. If you're looking to make a difference in your community, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain teaching experience with students who are eager to learn.

Requirements: Ongoing SAHA Community Volunteers must commit to volunteer once a week for a minimum of 4 months, and must complete a volunteer orientation, volunteer forms and background screening prior to beginning their placement.

About SAHA: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is committed to providing quality, service-enriched, affordable housing in the bay area. Our Community Engagement Program aims to connect SAHA’s residents with the surrounding neighborhood through innovative, high impact, and responsive programs that forge mutually beneficial relationships. By providing consistent, volunteer-led programming, we hope to build community at each of our properties while offering accessible socialization opportunities. Visit www.sahahomes.org for more information!

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About Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Location:

1835 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: SAHA provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. Our Values: We believe that: Every person needs a home. We commit to communities for the long term. Services in housing best support our residents and empower people to thrive. High quality design inspires people and builds community. Green building and practices lead to a healthy, sustainable society. Innovation and thoughtful risk-taking are part of how we pursue excellence. Financial health and sustainability are essential to the endurance of our mission and impact. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work. Our workplace reflects the same values we bring to our homes.

Description

The purpose of the SAHA's Volunteer Program is to improve the quality of living and promote health and well-being for Satellite Housing's residents. Volunteers will help foster community by facilitating activities for the residents, such as exercise groups, art classes, discussion groups, providing health and wellness information, leading or participating in games, assisting with special events, etc. The residents really appreciate the effort that is put forth by the volunteers, and look forward to the weekly interactions.

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Homeless & Housing
Seniors
Computers & Technology, Homeless & Housing, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

280 28th Street3250Oakland, CA 94611

(37.81628,-122.26233)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Cantonese / Mandarin

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1hr 1/week or 2x/month
  • orientation, volunteer forms, background screening

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