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Position: 871 - Cyber Senior Coach
Organization: Caledon Community Services
Position Address: Alton Area, North Caledon
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking
Ideal for: Individual, Older Adults
● Provide one-on-one instruction on basic computer skills
● Plan with program 'team lead' material to be covered (eg. basic PC/Mac (and/or other devices) operation, setting up email accounts, retrieving/sending information over the Internet, etc.)
● Deliver information about (incl. the importance of) safety and security on the Web, plus promote safe practices

PLEASE ACCESS the CCS 'VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM' by 'clicking on' the yellow box 'Apply Now!', below.

At the heart of 'Caledon Community Services' (CCS) is an innovative and exciting volunteer program that is integrated into every service, activity, project and business operation of the agency. From students to seniors, business professionals, homemakers, newly-retired, semi-retired, and everything in between, volunteers reflect the Caledon demographic and help us serve the community more fully.

As part of our extensive 'Seniors Programs', CCS has recognized the need for older adults to become 'computer literate', should they desire to do so. A key goal of this role is to accomplish that in a responsible, safe manner (eg. bearing in mind security concerns about the Internet).

This initiative reflects the CCS philosophy that our programs and our volunteers be able to help people help themselves by working creatively and responding to community needs.

+ Excellent opportunity to use/refine your 'one-on-one' teaching/tutoring skills
+ Perform a very valuable service to seniors who want to be able to navigate IT (incl. communicate with friends and loved ones, plus keep aware through responsible, safe use of online Media 'links')
+ 'Network' with your contemporaries, CCS staff, and others in the Caledon community
+ Invitation to the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event (if eligible)
+ Reference letter after 20 hours of Service
+ 'Evolve' Stores 35% Discount Card on purchases

Position Qualifications

● Intermediate to advanced computer skills (able to navigate comfortably, and explain, WINDOWS, Mac, Android, Facebook, Twitter, and other software/platforms/applications)
● Solid oral/written communication skills
● Prepared to accommodate new learners
● Ability to present with clear instructions that a layperson will understand
● Sensitivity to different levels of comfort/awareness among the participants in the program

**** Due to close involvement with seniors in this program, a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is necessary

Min Age: 55    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Any Duration
Wednesday Afternoon, Anytime
Wednesday afternoons

Training as needed

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Information Technology, Social Media, Senior Support
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