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Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Aptitude for technology and attend required tech trainings
Languages Needed:

Other languages are a bonus, but not required.

  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Tech Mates - Southern Alberta

10-11A St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 4Z3 [map]
2-4 hours / weekly
Minimum 6 month
Provide one-to-one technology training and support; for a person who is blind or partially sighted to increase their confidence and assist them to live the life they choose. Volunteers will learn about iPhone accessibility (VoiceOver & Zoom) and then teach clients how to use these functions along with other helpful apps intended to support those with vision loss. Having access to this kind of technology increases opportunities and reduces isolation for those living with sight loss.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity please complete our Online Interest Form at https://www.tfaforms.com/4751778?region=ab
Additional Details & Skills Required
Volunteers will receive full training on accessibility and working with those with vision loss. While specific training on the technologies will be provided, interested individuals should have an interest in technology. 

You will meet with a specific client for multiple appointments to teach technology with the support of our Technology supervisor.
Certification or Education Required
Comfort using and learning technology, most specifically iPhone (note, you do not need to have your own iPhone, but should be comfortable learning one)
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Gain experience in one-on-one client support while using your skills and passion for technology. You will develop a relationship and really make a difference in the life of someone living with vision loss, giving them access to a new world of technology. You will develop new skills in technology, learning about accessibility features. After 3 months of volunteering, we are happy to provide a reference upon request.
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Aptitude for technology and attend required tech trainings
Languages Needed:

Other languages are a bonus, but not required.

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit