Computer Tutor Volunteers

  • VO31532


Description

We are looking for people with the ability and drive to help people aged over 55 learn basic computer skills. This can include aspects such as:

-What's an email?
-I don't have an email address
-What's an attachment?
-I don't have a computer
-Where will I find a computer?
-Even although I found a computer, I wouldn't know how to use it
-How to use/search the internet

Silver City Surfers undertake sessions and have volunteering opportunities at any of the following times and venues:

-every Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.00am-1.00pm at the Citadel, Castlegate.
-every Monday 11.00am-1.00pm Seaton STAR Flat, Seaton Drive.
-every Thursday 11.00am-1.00pm, Cummings Park Community Flat, 122 Cummings Park Drive AB16 7BB
-Every Monday (apart from the 2nd Monday) of the Month we are in Michies’ Union Street Coffee Shop where they are providing free tea/coffee and a biscuit for our participants as well.

A great opportunity to help and make a positive difference.

For further details please contact us at email: silvercitysurfers@gmail.com or web.: http://www.silvercitysurfers.co.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Silver City Surfers is a local charity which aims to help older people with modern technology for those aged over 55 within the City of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. We provide free tutoring and support on all forms of modern technology (e.g. laptops, iPads & other tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, etc) through mentoring and one-to-one support sessions provided by experienced volunteers. With more and more businesses and organisations going completely digital, the need for a safe, welcoming space to learn digital skills is needed more than ever and we are here for the people who need us most.

Frequency and commitment details

Flexible times available.

Restrictions

Experience required: Must be knowledgeable about I.T. Needs to be patient, thoughtful and good with people. Needs to be able to explain technology as simplistically as possible.
Travel details: Silver City Surfers undertake sessions and have volunteering opportunities at the following times and venues: -every Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.00am-1.00pm at the Citadel, Castlegate. -every Monday 11.00am-1.00pm Seaton STAR Flat, Seaton Drive. -every Thursday 11.00am-1.00pm, Cummings Park Community Flat, 122 Cummings Park Drive AB16 7BB -Every Monday (apart from the 2nd Monday) of the Month we are in Michies’ Union Street Coffee Shop where they are providing free tea/coffee/biscuit.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant out of pocket expenses are re-imbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full training and good support is provided to all volunteers. Includes induction, introduction to peer volunteers, information on role, and support available at every session.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet