Volunteer opportunity description

Search and Care, a 49-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 Connectivity Team.

Our agency’s "Silver Circles" senior computer education program provides one-on-one and group sessions to help older men and women use technology. Due to COVID-19, these sessions are currently conducted entirely remotely (over the phone or via video chat).

We seek virtual computer coaches who can help remotely with one or more of the following:

One-On-One Computer Coaching: helping older adults through one-on-one remote sessions (telephonic and/or via video chat) with learning how to use their devices - computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. - in whatever ways fit each client's needs and interests

Group Assistance: helping older adults connect to our remote groups (both telephonic and via video chat) by helping them understand how to connect to groups, being available during the time of a group to assist one or more clients to get connected, as well as guiding them if they get kicked out of a group or have technical difficulties while participating.

Kindle Fire Coaching: helping older adults learn to use Kindle Fires (on loan from our agency) to get connected via video chat (Zoom, Skype), email, internet browsing, book downloading, Alexa, and more!

To become a Virtual Computer Coach, please email Tegan Rein ( rein@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 position.

Requirements

* Must be at least 18 years old with a valid SSN (background check required)
* Interest and care in working with older adults and technology
* Availability during the hours of Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
* Ability to set appropriate boundaries if/when necessary
* Patience, reliability, and a positive attitude!
(Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking a plus, but NOT required!)

Our volunteer needs

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About the organization

Search and Care, Inc.

Contact:
Tegan Rein
Agency Coordinator
212-289-5300 ext: 207
Organization’s website:
http://searchandcare.org
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