Cyber Cafe: Volunteer with Older Adults at a Computer Lab

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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Computer Lab Volunteer

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community. We believe our volunteers are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each volunteer is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Be our partner in Moving Forward Together.


College Avenue Center is one of two thriving JFS older adult centers. Hundreds of participants enjoy daily meals, exercise classes, art classes, games, cultural programs, and live entertainment. CAC is a home away from home for many older adults.

Goal of Position:

The computer lab, "Cyber Café," provides hands-on experience for older adults to learn about the basic functions of a computer. The Cyber Café Lecturer helps connect older adults to the cyber world by providing education on various computer, tablet or other technology topics. Lecturers can choose their own topic to focus on. Some topics that lecturers have chosen to teach on are Microsoft Word, Excel, IPhone, Android, Video Streaming and Ebay. Two mediums that lecturers have used to teach are Powerpoints on a projector and handouts, while others have simply lectured. This is a wonderful way to help older adults feel comfortable using computers, and to expand their opportunities and worldview in the process!


  • A great opportunity to work with older adults and teach them valuable computer skills.
  • The benefit of knowing you are helping to improve the lives of older adults.


  • Instruct and monitor a class of approx. 8 - 12 older adults, utilizing one’s own expertise
  • Assist students with basic computer instruction and into intermediate skills.
  • Have fun and enjoy being creative while working with older adults.


  • Must be computer literate and have a solid understanding of computers and some MS Office programs.
  • Must feel comfortable teaching a small class size (12 students max)
  • Must have patience working with older adult population
  • Must be okay with lots of questions


  1. Must be at least 18 years old
  2. Have own transportation to the College Avenue Social & Wellness Center
  3. Complete a volunteer application online at
  4. Attend a JFS Volunteer Interview

Time Commitment:

Classes are 2 hours per session. The hours for this position are flexible within business hours at the College Avenue Center. Hours for this Center are Monday- Friday, 9 am- 3 pm. Ideal candidates are able to make a minimum 3 month commitment. *High need for Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm


Temple Emanu-El ● 6299 Capri Drive ● San Diego, CA 92120

Immediate Supervisor:

Cyber Café Program Assistant

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Computers & Technology Seniors


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Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri DrSan Diego, CA 92120



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Internet Research
  • Elder care
  • PC Platform


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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