If you would like to volunteer for our Computer Comfort program – please complete thisĀ volunteer form.

Volunteer Position: Computer Tutor

Location: Various sites, British Columbia

Purpose

To work with program participants on computer learning activities.In partnership with participants and the program co-ordinator/instructor, the Computer Tutor strives to increase each participant’s level of comfort and independence with computer technology. Computer Tutors work within the Computer Comfort under the Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Assist participants with computer learning activities
  • Answer participants’ questions as needed
  • Develop lesson plans and activities
  • Review covered material regularly
  • Monitor participant’s progress and inform program coordinator/instructor
  • Meet regularly with program coordinator/instructor to report participants progress and receive feedback on tutoring.
  • Log hours spent tutoring

Qualifications

  • Good to advanced computer skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is an advantage

Benefits

  • Improved computer knowledge and teaching skills
  • Experience with disability and adaptive technology
  • Telephone referral after one month, letter after three months

Time Frame

Two hours weekly (minimum) for a minimum of three months.

Contact

Munesh Raman
Computer Comfort Program Coordinator
T 604.473.9363
muneshr@neilsquire.ca

Any activities performed outside this Volunteer Position Outline and/or performed outside scheduled times are not part of this program.

Volunteer Position: Computer Technician

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Purpose

To work with donated computers to refurbish them for the homes of people with physical disabilities.In partnership with the program co-ordinator, the Computer Technicians troubleshoot computer systems that aren’t working, build computers from parts, and load them with an appropriate operating system and hardware. Computer Technicians work within the Computer Comfort community access program.

Responsibilities

  • Repair computers that aren’t working
  • Build machines from parts
  • Load operating systems and software
  • Document the state of the computer
  • Meet regularly with program coordinator to report progress and receive feedback on work

Qualifications

  • Advanced computer knowledge
  • Experience with Windows 7 and 10
  • Computer Technical experience an advantage

Benefits

  • Improved computer knowledge and teaching skills
  • Creating a valuable tool for the homes of people with physical disabilities
  • Experience with disability and adaptive technology
  • Telephone referral after one month, letter after three months

Time Frame

Two hours weekly (minimum) for a minimum of three months

Contact

Munesh Raman
Computer Comfort Program Coordinator
T 604.473.9363
muneshr@neilsquire.ca

Any activities performed outside this Volunteer Position Outline and/or performed outside scheduled times are not part of this program.

We are also looking for Distance Computer Comfort Volunteers to work remotely from all regions across Canada.