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'Getting Started' Volunteer Tutor - Dublin

Age Action

About Age Action

Age Action Ireland Ltd is the national network on ageing and older people. Age Action promotes better policies and services for all older people and an ageing society. Its main aim is to improve the quality of life of all older people, especially those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable, by enabling them to live full, independent and satisfying lives for as long as they wish in their own homes, or in other appropriate accommodation.

What's Involved

Age Action’s Getting Started programme is designed to provide basic computer skills to the over 55s and all our tutors are volunteers.

Our classes are small and volunteer tutors work one-to-one with students. We run mixed ability classes for both beginners and follow on students and the teaching process is student led.

The minimum commitment is one hour per week.

Tasks:

  • Teach learners to use Smartphone/Tablet
  • Teach learners to use computers
  • Help students learn different computer- related skills
  • Help students learn how to upload apps in their phone
  • Help students learn how to transfer photos from their camera to a computer
  • Help students learn how to navigate video calling apps like WhatsApp and Facetime
  • Help students learn how to upload apps in their phone
  • Teach learners how to use programmes such as Skype and Zoom
  • Teach learners how to navigate on internet

    What's required for this position

  • Fluent level of English,
  • Good basic IT skills
  • Ability to relate well to older people
  • Commitment to the ethos of volunteering and community initiatives
  • Patience, a positive outlook, sense of humour

    • Computer/ Web/ ICT
    • Education/ Training
    • Personable Skills

    Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role

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    Afternoon
    Evening

    Minimum time commitment: 1 month

    Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Foxrock, Mountown, Broom Lodge, Castelnock

    Screening details for this role:

    • References
    • Application Form

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Supervision
    • Initial induction and training
    • Insurance cover
    • Ongoing training opportunities

    Age restrictions:
    Over 18

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
    Yes

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    Opportunity to make a real impact to the lives of older people during a public health emergency. Gain skills in communication, working as part of a team and chance to progress into other roles in Age Action. Gain confidence. Meet new people and have fun!

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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