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

Volunteer Position: Distance Computer Tutor

Location: Virtual (Online Classroom)

Purpose

Using an online classroom to connect with program participants, and work together 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 Distance Computer Comfort Program under the program coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Helping clients to uncover the potential of computers
  • Assist participants with computer learning activities, and answer participants’ questions as needed
  • Create inventive and individualized lesson plans for clients with varying levels of experience and skills.
  • Review covered material regularly and monitor participant’s progress
  • Communicate regularly with program coordinator / instructor to report participants’ progress and receive feedback on tutoring.
  • Log hours spent tutoring

Qualifications

  • Applicants will be self-motivated, creative, and interested in working with adults who have physical disabilities
  • Ability to build rapport and gain a sense of where the clients want their computer skills to take them
  • Good to advanced computer skills including, Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and safe / secure use of Internet technologies
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is an advantage

Benefits

  • Improved computer knowledge.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience
  • Experience with disability and adaptive technology
  • Telephone referral, after one month, and letter of reference, after three months.
  • A unique opportunity to witness the personal growth of clients as a result of gaining computer skills

Time Frame

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

Contact

Gordon Watt
Distance Computer Comfort Program Coordinator
1.877.673.4636 ext. 172 or 604.473.9363 ext. 172
gordonw@neilsquire.ca

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

Volunteer Position: Distance Computer Tutor (JAWS Screen Reading Software)

Location: Virtual (Online Classroom)

Purpose

Using an online classroom to connect with program participants, and work together 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 Distance Computer Comfort program under the program coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Helping clients to uncover the potential of computers
  • Assist participants with computer learning activities, and answer participants’ questions as needed
  • Create inventive and individualized lesson plans for clients with varying levels of experience and skills.
  • Review covered material regularly and monitor participant’s progress
  • Communicate regularly with program coordinator / instructor to report participants’ progress and receive feedback on tutoring.
  • Log hours spent tutoring

Qualifications

  • Applicants will be self-motivated, creative, and interested in working with adults who have physical disabilities
  • Good familiarity with JAWS Screen Reading software, version 13 or above
  • Ability to build rapport and gain a sense of where the clients want their computer skills to take them
  • Good to advanced computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and safe / secure use of Internet technologies
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is an advantage

Benefits

  • Improved computer knowledge
  • Gain valuable teaching experience
  • Experience with disability and adaptive technology
  • Telephone referral, after one month, and letter of reference, after three months.
  • A unique opportunity to witness the personal growth of clients as a result of gaining computer skills

Time Frame

Two hours weekly (minimum) for a minimum of twelve weeks.

Contact

Gordon Watt
Distance Computer Comfort Program Coordinator
1.877.673.4636 ext. 172 or 604.473.9363 ext. 172
gordonw@neilsquire.ca

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

Volunteer Position: Distance Computer Tutor (Dragon Naturally Speaking dictation software)

Location: Virtual (Online Classroom)

Purpose

Using an online classroom to connect with program participants, and work 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 Distance Computer Comfort program under the program coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Helping clients to uncover the potential of computers
  • Assist participants with computer learning activities, and answer participants’ questions as needed
  • Create inventive and individualized lesson plans for clients with varying levels of experience and skills.
  • Review covered material regularly and monitor participant’s progress
  • Communicate regularly with program coordinator / instructor to report participants’ progress and receive feedback on tutoring.
  • Log hours spent tutoring

Qualifications

  • Applicants will be self-motivated, creative, and interested in working with adults who have physical disabilities
  • Good familiarity with Dragon Naturally Speaking dictation software, version 11 or above
  • A unique opportunity to witness the personal growth of clients as a result of gaining computer skills
  • Good to advanced computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)  and safe / secure use of Internet technologies
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is an advantage

Benefits

  • Improved computer knowledge.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience
  • Experience with disability and adaptive technology
  • Telephone referral, after one month, and letter of reference, after three months.

Time Frame

Two hours weekly (minimum) for approximately twelve weeks.

Contact

Gordon Watt
Distance Computer Comfort Program Coordinator
1.877.673.4636 ext. 172 or 604.473.9363 ext. 172
gordonw@neilsquire.ca

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