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Ready to start volunteering? Here are the steps to becoming a Community Tech Network volunteer!
- Watch our Introduction to Volunteering video to find out how you can help people learn basic computer skills as a Community Tech Network Volunteer.
- Complete our online application.
- Attend our Basic Volunteer Training class and learn how to be a digital literacy tutor.
- Complete Background Check
- Community Tech Network will give you a volunteer position at one of our computer centers which best fits your skills, availability, location, and interests. Please commit to at least three months of service.
- Volunteer opportunities are in the San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, TX, primarily Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well as a few evening and weekend opportunities.
Community Tech Network places volunteers in specific areas of need in the community. Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below, including specific neighborhoods and language needs. Volunteer schedules are usually 2 hours per week at a fixed day and time – typically Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm, though limited evening or weekend shifts may be available.
Ready to start volunteering? Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and we’ll be in touch!
Multiple Locations: SF Connected Computer Lab Tutor (multiple languages)
The SF Connected program serves older adults and adults with disabilities. As a computer lab tutor, you will work one-on-one with learners, providing instruction that responds to learners’ needs in real-time. This can include teaching basic skills such as using a mouse and keyboard, searching the Internet for information, communicating via social media such, using email and Skype, and creating documents such as resumes.
Many computer labs serve monolingual populations. We have frequent opportunities for tutors who are at least conversational in Spanish, Cantonese, Russian, and Tagalog. Our highest priority needs are listed below, but we have shifts available in many other areas of San Francisco as well:
- Bernal Heights (Spanish and/or Tagalog skills preferred)
- Mission (Spanish skills preferred)
FACES SF Neighborhood Access Points Computer Teaching Assistant/Tutor
In this basic-to-intermediate program, you will tutor adult learners on how to use Google Docs, use the internet safely, apply for jobs online, and other topics. Part of the time you will assist with an instructor in a classroom setting. Other weeks you will provide one-on-one tutoring in the computer lab. Location: Sunnydale/Visitacion Valley.
Senior Vitality Program iPad Tutor (Russian)
As a volunteer, you will work one-on-one with learners, teaching them the basics of using the iPad. You will meet with four learners per week, each for 30 minutes. This is a great opportunity to develop wonderful relationships with individuals in the program. Location: Civic Center.
Computer Teaching Assistant
Experienced volunteers may be able to be placed as assistants, translators, or instructors in classes of up to 12 learners in senior centers and affordable housing developments around the San Francisco Bay and Austin Areas. Curriculum is currently available in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Ready to start volunteering? Please complete the form below to apply! Someone will be in contact with you shortly with next steps.
If you are a current volunteer, please use this form to submit your hours.
Click here to enter your volunteer hours.
Want to know what it’s really like to volunteer with Community Tech Network? Check out our Success Stories.
For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities contact email@example.com.