Computer Club Volunteer

(Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE1811 Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: 21 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp your Newcomer Neighbours
ContactSreeja Venugopal, Volunteer Mobilizer, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington; Phone: 519 836 2222 ext 260; Email:
Duties• Teach program participants one to one or in small groups basic computer and digital technology skills such as: 
o Internet browsing 
o Using the mouse and keyboard 
o Using and setting up email accounts 
o Using and setting up Skype accounts 
o Using internet search engines to find information 
o Word Processing 
o Accessing audio-visual content on websites such as You tube 
o Using and setting up Facebook accounts 
o Accessing language-specific information (i.e.: newspapers, news sites) online 
o Safe web browsing and internet use 
• Assist program participants one on one with practicing computer/digital technology skills as per their needs 
• Assist staff to deliver short presentations on computer skills and applications to program participants 
• Informally assess participants’ learning needs and goals through one to one interaction 
• Suggest appropriate techniques and resources to participants that align with their learning needs 
• Refer to staff for any concerns, questions, and challenges 
• Assist staff during the program with set-up and clean-up of the computer room
More Info
Benefits• Use your skills and experience to help those who are new to Canada 
• Gain experience in adult/children (aged 6-14) education  
• Gain experience in intercultural communication 
• Volunteer at a lively organization committed to diversity 
• Meet people from all over the world
ClientsNewcomers to Canada.
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestComputers & IT (User Support and Training) ; Newcomer Assistance ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Public Speaking ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; Web & IT ; Confident use and knowledge of basic computer functions such as internet and word processing is required. Ability to speak another language (Tigrigna, Nepalese) is an asset.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) - 8 weeks
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning (10:00 am to 12 noon) 
Friday: Morning (10:00 am to 12 noon)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
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Start DateOn or after 21 Nov 2019
End Date30 Apr 2020
Display Until30 Apr 2020
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Organization NameImmigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Office Phone519-836-2222
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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