Technology/Electronics Volunteers

Published

05/22/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

1821 Catalina Ave
94707
Berkeley
California
94707
United States

Description

Do you enjoy using your computer, smartphone, or tablet? Are you the guru of most things “electronic”? Ashby Village is seeking new volunteers to support members with technology and electronic devices!


Ashby Village is a community network of seniors living in the cities of Berkeley, Kensington, Albany, El Cerrito, Emeryville and parts of Oakland who want to remain independent, in their own homes and communities for as long as possible into old age. Volunteers provide a variety of short term services to help this happen


Volunteers help individual members in their homes with a range of requests, such as:

-advice on purchase of a new computer, smartphone, tablet, or printer;

-installation and set-up;

-tips on how to use software or devices;

-tips on computer security;

-problems with computer, tablet, smartphone, printer, wifi, or internet.

-setting up or troubleshooting printers

-programming DVRs/DVDs/answering machines, etc.

-streaming to TV (Roku, Chromecast, FireTV, etc.)

-troubleshooting cable connections


Volunteers may also offer support groups or one-time workshops to help members learn to use technologies with others. In groups, members build knowledge about useful and enjoyable ways to use their devices.


Qualifications

Skills with some of the following:

- Computers, or smartphones, or tablets

- Either PC and/or Mac (OS, iOS) operating systems

- Wifi set-up and troubleshooting

Experience supporting people with technology use:

- Ability to engage and communicate with members

- Problem-solving skills (and a sense of humor about the challenges!)

- Ability to work independently

Volunteer vetting is required and will include completion of Ashby Village Volunteer Training.


Time commitment is variable and will be established on a project-by-project basis. If the role of Technology Volunteer interests you, please contact Pat Carvalho, Operations & Volunteer Manager, at volunteer@ashbyvillage.org.


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