If you like technology this might be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
Cyber Seniors Student Schedule 2018-2019:
Orientation: Tues October 2nd 3:45-5:00 (1.25hrs)
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm Oct 9th – Dec 18th (11 Sessions, 11hrs total) Christmas / Exams Break
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm Feb 5th – March 12th (6 Sessions, 6hrs total) Spring Break
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm April 2nd – May 21st (8 Sessions, 8hrs total)
Finale Party: Tues May 28th 3:45-4:45pm (1hr)
Location: 1307 Hillside Avenue, The Cridge Village Seniors Centre, big brick building at the top of the property, access off of Kings St as well. Contact Alison Chamberlain at 250-220-2303 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond the value in mentoring for the students and gaining skills for the seniors over the past school year both students and seniors benefited from an hour of “technology guiding” and “relationship development”. Students assisted seniors with barriers to technology, helped navigate questions, interests and cyber security, explaining their natural knowledge of the wired world. In turn students gained experience developing a relationship with a person often seven or eight decades older than themselves and a new perspective on what someone in their eighties or nineties is interested in and can do, and the challenges they may face!