|Approval||Organizer will approve registrants|
|Age Limit||18 and up|
Your computer skills can do amazing things for your community!
Austin Free-Net exists to provide technology training and access to the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age, and we need your help! As an Austin Free-Net Computer Lab Volunteer you will be working one-on-one with Austin neighbors, supporting them through their goal of becoming independent computer users. Rather than formatted class sessions, community members come to the lab with a goal in mind, a motivation behind it, and a determination to tackle the technological obstacle in front of them. Examples of training include using email, searching for jobs, applying for jobs, creating a resume, using Facebook, and other basic tasks.
You will receive extensive intercultural experience and be able to develop and utilize teaching and communication skills. You will receive personal training before your placement as well as consistent support from staff and the Austin Free-Net volunteer community. Most importantly you will be making a difference in the lives of individuals and families in the community. Proficiency in a second language is preferred but not required.
Connect with us via austinfree.net/volunteer, or call (512) 236-8225 ex 120.
|Perks||Gain intercultural experience by working with diverse communities throughout Austin|
Develop/utilize teaching skills
Develop/utilize communication skills
Gain access to an extensive network of Austin non-profits and computer literacy organizations
Make a difference in the life and future of an individual or family working towards computer literacy and/or working out of poverty
Utilize past experience/skills for the educational, social, and economic development of Austin
Work with and form friendships with like-minded people within the inter-supportive staff and volunteer community
|Parking Details||Free parking is always available|
|Causes||Community Computers & Technology Education Employment General Service Media & Broadcasting Poverty & Basic Needs|
|Skills||Computer Troubleshooting Learning/Education Mentoring Tutoring|