Computer Pal

(Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St)

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Position ID: V-CWD0369 Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 Last Full Update: 08 Jun 2021
Opportunity Details
CommentsCOVID-19 Update 
Currently not running the volunteer programs due to COVID-19 Pandemic, call or email for updates.
ContactPatty Federer, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Home For Life; Phone: 705-444-0040 ext 149 * 705-444-0040 ext 238; Email:
DutiesVolunteer Computer Pal attends regular Senior Learning Cafes (scheduled by Computer Pals) at our offices to assist seniors with technology * Need four volunteers with computer knowledge - two with apple product experience and two with Microsoft experience
BenefitsImproving the quality of life of the seniors who struggle with technology - improves your resume by adding volunteer experience- improves volunteer's quality of life by knowing you are making a difference in your community - great way to meet other computer volunteers with similar interests
ClientsSeniors needing help with technology who usually don't have the means to pay for this assistance.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Individuals
Areas of InterestComputers & IT (Software Related) ; Computers & IT (User Support and Training)
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; General Computer Skills
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - attending monthly Learning Cafes ; Some seniors are unable to attend group Learning Cafes - Computer Pals may be asked to visit seniors in their homes to assist them with technology
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Computer Learning Café attendance varies month to month
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (Monthly on Mondays 2 pm-4 pm) 
individual request to visit in home is scheduled by volunteer and their availability
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter ; usually take summer months off - Computer Pals decide their own schedule
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Number of PositionsCollingwood ; Simcoe County 
0 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Computer Pal Volunteers will have enough computer experience to be able to train/assist seniors struggling with technology
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameHome for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Office Phone705-444-0040 ext 149
Address & Map
Collingwood Common Roof/Rotary Community Hub
199 Campbell St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J9
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Mailing Addressc/o Community Connection 
PO Box 683 
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4E8