CyberSeniors Connect

Overview

Share your computer knowledge and skills with an older learner!

Help participants 50 years of age and up explore computer technology at their own pace. Possible topics include Microsoft Office, email, blogging and other social media.

Program Goals

CyberSeniors Connect is designed:

  • To provide a friendly, responsive environment for seniors to explore computer technology at their own pace
  • To consolidate or enhance computer skills learned in CyberSeniors
  • To provide an opportunity for youth volunteers to develop mentorship skills
  • To increase awareness and use of library resources, services and programs

Length of Program

  • Two 2.0 hour sessions
  • Summer and/or school breaks

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Strong Computer Technology skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Mature and reliable
  • Positive attitude
  • Works well adults ages 50 and up

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend the volunteer orientation
  • Review Volunteer Orientation Package
  • Follow the guidelines set out by the program coordinators
  • Facilitate learning at individual pace
  • Inform staff if unable to fulfill commitment
  • Ensure participants have an enjoyable learning experience

Training

  • One and a half hour training session covering program materials, as well as roles and responsibilities of being a Calgary Public Library Volunteer

Volunteer Benefits

  • Introduce yourself to new people and opportunities
  • Have fun and contribute to your community
  • Develop new skills: inter-personal skills, leadership, problem solving, communication, and time management

Program Locations

  • Bowness
  • Central
  • Country Hills
  • Crowfoot
  • Fish Creek
  • Forest Lawn
  • Nose Hill
  • Louise Riley
  • Thorn-Hill
  • Village Square


CyberSeniors Connect Contact:

Katie Radke Email: Katie.Radke@calgarypubliclibrary.com Phone: 403-221-2036

If you are interested in volunteering for the CyberSeniors Connect program, please apply here.