Age Action Ireland is actively recruiting volunteer computer tutors for its Getting Started programme. The programme assists older people (55+) to learn basic IT, internet and email skills. Only 1 in 4 older people are online and the Getting Started programme helps older people to bridge the digital divide, to beat exclusion and isolation, and to increase independence and equality.
Classes will commence in Malahide library on Tuesday 5th May and will run once a week for 2 hours (10.30am to 12.30pm) for 4 weeks (ending Tuesday 26th May).
2 HOUR COMMITMENT, ONCE A WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS!
All tutors are volunteers and teach one student at a time in small class groups.
For the beginners course volunteers will be encouraging and helping older people to learn simple IT tasks (turn computer on/off, use the mouse, keyboard, search the internet, send and receive emails). Older learners may also be interested in learning other skills such as how to use Skype, downloading photos etc. Training will be provided and tutor lesson plans are available on all topics.
What’s required for this position
* Fluent English.
* Knowledge of computers.
* Patience and understanding.
* Interest in working with Older People.
If you are interested, please email Anne-Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our “Getting Started” team 01 475 6989.