Digital Literacy Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Eden Housing, Inc.

Tech Tutor

Are you a tech-savvy individual who would like to make a direct impact by working with the senior community? Digital Literacy Instructors work with seniors one-on-one or in small groups to teach them how to make use of current technologies and tools to stay connected with loved ones and to handle online essential tasks that can advance their quality of life.

This is a virtual opportunity!

Digital Navigators/Literacy Volunteers will teach basic literacy lessons in some, but now all the following topics: how to use a PC, Smartphones, Online Safety, Searching Online, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Using email, Google Drive, and Google Docs.

Duties:

  • Commit to a weekly two-hour small group instructional shift
  • Help attendees learn how to use their laptops, smartphones, or tablets
  • Act as a resource and guide, helping them learn how to find resources and information
  • Work closely with the Technology Programs Manager to implement classroom activities

Skills needed:

  • Understand how to use basic technology: laptops, smartphones, and email.
  • Previous technology tutoring experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Previous experience working with seniors is preferred, but not required.
  • Patience and an ability to explain things simply to someone who did not grow up being immersed in technology.
  • Handling minor technical issues in the classroom
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a positive personality and demeanor.
  • Ability to embrace the challenge of teaching basic technology concepts related to internet services, computers, mobile devices, and applications.
  • You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
  • Bilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Korean, or Spanish

Benefit:

You will LOVE working with this age group; helping them get online and connect with family and friends and their passions. As a Digital Literacy Instructor, you will gain insight into the life and experiences of seniors, as well as the joy and satisfaction that comes from helping the elderly connect with others, become more engaged in the community, and learn new skills.

Time commitment:

2-4 week sessions

4 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Full 2-hour shift on Tuesdays. Languages needed are English and Mandarin/Cantonese.
  • 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    Any two-hour shifts on Fridays between 10am-3pm PST is available. Languages needed are English and Farsi.
  • 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    Any two-hour shifts on Mondays between 10am-3pm PST is available. Languages needed are English and Spanish.
  • 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    Any two-hour shifts on Wednesdays between 10am-3pm PST is available. Languages needed are English and Korean.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Eden Housing, Inc.

Location:

22645 Grand Street, Hayward, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Eden Housing creates and sustains high-quality affordable housing communities that advance equity and opportunity for all.

Description

Eden Housing, Inc. is a California non-profit corporation founded in 1968 by six community activists who were concerned about the lack of non-discriminatory, affordable housing in Northern California. These volunteers began by rehabilitating older homes in Hayward for first time homebuyer families. In the mid-1980s, Eden Housing incorporated an affiliated property management company, Eden Housing Management, Inc. (EHMI), which currently provides quality onsite management and maintenance for more than 9,000 affordable homes throughout California. In the mid-1990's, Eden Housing expanded its scope to include the provision of free onsite support services and programs for its residents.Our services include technology programming; "green" resident education; youth academic, enrichment and recreation programs; programs for seniors and persons with disabilities; financial literacy; job/career preparation; and health and wellness programs for all ages.

Today, Eden has a portfolio of 9,000 units at 145 properties across 15 counties in California. Eden develops new construction and acquires and rehabilitates existing properties to preserve them. During the past 53 years, over 65,000 people have come home to an Eden Housing community. At Eden Housing, we have more than 20,000 households on our waiting list and a portfolio-wide vacancy rate of 1%, demonstrating a huge demand for our work.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Seniors
Community, Computers & Technology, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 2-4 weeks for two-hour shifts on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10am-3pm.
  • Volunteers will need to complete an application, background check, and orientation before starting.

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