Location:
Various
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
01/05/2019

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver's Digital Skills Literacy program is offering computer training to participants across the Lower Mainland.  The target population will be to train people who lack either access or familiarity with computers with a focus on people with disabilities, individuals who have not completed high-school, low-income individuals, individuals over 65 yrs and newcomers to Canada. 

We are looking for volunteers who want to support our facilitation of these, FREE, 1.5 hr workshops. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in computers, tablets and mobile devices and enjoy supporting people in learning and practicing a variety of digital skills in a workshop setting.   The volunteer would help set up and break down the sessions as well as give support to participants during the workshop who might have questions.

Benefits

  • Share your passion for digital technology
  • Gain valuable experience working with a diverse range of people
  • Develop facilitation, interpersonal and communication skills

Requirements

  • Comfortable working with a diverse population
  • Ability to volunteer on a flexible schedule throughout the Lower Mainland
  • Minimum 6 month volunteer commitment
  • Minimum 2 hours per week volunteer commitment
  • Completion of volunteer documentation and criminal record check

Competencies

Demonstrate the YMCA core values:

  • Do the right thing
  • Put people first
  • Lead by example
  • Keep our promises

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)

Contact

Kristin Mcllhenney, Facilitator, Digital Literacy Exchange Program
kristin.mcilhenney@gv.ymca.ca
604.218.9651

 

Application Deadline

On-going