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Computer Lab + Admin Volunteer w/ Austin Free-Net

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ORGANIZATION: AUSTIN FREE-NET

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Your computer skills can do amazing things for your community!

Austin Free-Net exists to provide technology training and access to the community. We foster skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age, and we need your help! As a Computer Lab Volunteer, you will work one-on-one with Austin neighbors, supporting them through their goal of becoming independent computer users. Rather than formatted class sessions, community members come to the lab with a goal and a desire to tackle it. Most lab folks won't need one-on-one assistance; however, some individuals will need some guidance.

Examples of assistance include using email, searching for jobs, applying for jobs, creating a resume, using Facebook, and other critical digital tasks members of the community need help with.

You will receive extensive intercultural experience and be able to develop and utilize teaching and communication skills. You will receive personal training before your placement as well as consistent support from staff and the Austin Free-Net volunteer community. Most importantly, you will make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in the community. Proficiency in a second language is preferred but not required.

Have any questions? Contact us via austinfree.net/volunteer, or call (512) 236-8225 ex 1021.

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About AUSTIN FREE-NET

Location:

2209 ROSEWOOD AVE, AUSTIN, TX 78702, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide technology training and computer access to the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age. Austin Free-Net believes that access to the internet is imperative in the 21st century and beyond and those without the digital skills to use any digital device and specifically computers are at a disadvantage. Those most affected by the digital divide are among the most underserved groups in the Austin community. Many do not have computers or broadband connections in their homes. The digital divide means they are unable to take advantage of economic and educational opportunities.

Description

Austin Free-Net is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded to provide individuals with access to community, technology training and resources, and the skills necessary to "succeed in the digital age." Since 1995, Austin Free-Net has been "working to bridge the digital divide" in the Austin, Texas, area, and now maintains more than 100 free computer stations at various cities throughout the city to support over 100,000 computer sessions each year.

Envisioning a world free of digital barriers, Austin Free-Net offers free adult computer training programs as well as low-cost computer training programs for government staff, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. In 2016, the organization launched it Techno-Women program, a new community initiative that prepares and certifies low-income women for careers in technology through a 34-week program in COMPTIA Network and CompTIA A+ certifications.

Austin Free-Net is supported by its team of approximately 250 volunteers who provide service in the areas of IT support, administrative support, outreach, event management, and digital education. Austin Free-Net is a supporter of flexible work and in the past has hired for part-time employment opportunities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Community, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2209 Rosewood Avenue2nd Floor Rm. 209Austin,, TX 78702

(30.26992,-97.71585)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers commit to a 3 or 4-hour shift (on-site), virtual/remote volunteers have a more flexible schedule.
  • Basic computer skills, patience, compassion, desire to assist others, ability to work alone and in group settings.

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