Volunteer Opportunity – Technology Mentors
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
Organization types: Disabilities, Education, Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023
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Description

Are you passionate about volunteering with older adults and people with disabilities and comfortable with technology?

OFP is seeking volunteers to train to become technology mentors to seniors and people with disabilities in our community.

As a new tech mentor, you will receive 5 hours of training. You will be given the opportunity to share your basic technology skills and knowledge with seniors and people with disabilities by learning how to offer this support virtually or in person, with a focus on the steps to take to ensure learning – and a great experience! Whether it’s guiding them through computer basics, teaching them how to use smartphones, or helping them navigate their tablet, you can help clients gain confidence in today’s digital-driven world.

OFP is also looking for those interested in helping to train future volunteers through role-play practice sessions. Basic knowledge of Zoom is recommended.

Access to technology training is crucial for seniors and people with disabilities to bridge the digital divide, stay connected, and foster independence. With your help, we can make a difference!

Commitment required: 6 – 12 months

Starts: Beginning of September, 2023

Setting: In – person or Virtual

Interested in signing up or learning more? Reach out to [email protected] today!

Thanks to funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program and our partners, Connected Canadians, for making this programming possible.

Volunteer location:
764 Belfast road

Contact

Saleha
@Ottawa Foyers Partage
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 15
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Mentoring, Teaching/Tutoring
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
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