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Teach Seniors (60+) How to Use Technology with 1-on-1 Coaching!

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ORGANIZATION: Search and Care

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Search and Care is an over 50 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 Technology Coaching Team!

Our agency’s "Silver Circles" computer education program provides one-on-one and group sessions to help older adults use technology on varying devices.

Location-wise, our client's are located in Manhattan, and their homes can range from East 72nd St. - E 138th Street on the east side, and West 60th St. to W112th street on the west side so we are looking for volunteers who are comfortable with traveling.

We're seeking technology 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.

Client Outreach: Checking in with agency's older adult clients to gauge interest in any groups/events or to check on previous tech assistance clients to see if they would need additional help.

What we are looking for in a volunteer:

* 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!!)

To become a volunteer 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 volunteer position. Along with any dates you are available to conduct a volunteer interview.

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

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About Search and Care

Location:

207 East 94th Street, 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 older New York residents in the Upper East Side, East Harlem, and Upper West Side ranging from the ages 60-103.

Our experienced social workers, volunteers, and retired financial professionals 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 in this regard!

We never charge a fee for our services.

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Seniors
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
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 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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